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Public bodies are expected to deliver their functions with increasing emphasis on improvement and efficiency savings. Our experienced lawyers understand these pressures and align themselves to our government sector clients to deliver best value legal services. With a long track record of successful delivery to public bodies which accounts for a substantial part of our firm’s turnover, we are determined and committed to supporting and working with our government sector clients.

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  • Our clients – over 200 local authorities, 50 NHS bodies, over ten central government departments and bodies.
  • Strategic panel members - including Crown Commercial Service and the National Procurement Service for Wales enabling any UK public body to access our services our experience – whether it is delivering a major regeneration project or facilitating lawful decision taking, we have teams of lawyers working across the expert fields public bodies require.

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Managing procurement risks and challenges Birmingham office

Have you ever received a letter challenging a regulated procurement procedure? Has your authority ever had proceedings issued against it for breach of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015?

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Legal updates

Guidance on continuous service in relation to redundancy pay

The Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government, etc. (Modification) Order 1999. This piece of legislation impacts on employees who are entitled to a redundancy payment in a redundancy situation.

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Legal updates

Tips for dealing with Litigants in Person

This article provides some tips to bear in mind when dealing with Litigants in Person and a reminder of a number of pieces of guidance, to assist in-house teams in dealing with Litigants in Person in disputes or court/tribunal proceedings.

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Legal updates

Public matters - July 2019

This month includes local government re-organisation, social care, Litigants in Person, state aid and the draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill.

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Legal updates

Capacity at birth – care planning, contingent and anticipatory declarations

Our recent case of United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust v CD is significant because it is the first reported judgment on the use of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) to make contingent and anticipatory declarations in the event that P lacks capacity at a particular future point in time.

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Richard Barlow

Richard Barlow

Partner and Head of Government Sector

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