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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 public 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 public sector clients.

what we do...

  • 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.
  • Comprehensive expertise – we provide a full range of services to public bodies covering corporate governance, commercial and procurement, property, employment, health and safety, liability litigation, inquiries and function specific advice.
  • Thought leaders – read our reports on the issues of devolution, shared services and mutuals.

focus on...

Legal updates

Fixed Recoverable Costs – the way forward?

Lord Justice Jackson is currently reviewing whether fixed recoverable costs (FRC) should be introduced in all civil claims with a value up to £250,000.

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Legal updates

Damages following a failure to award to the most economically advantageous offer

The High Court has recently issued its decision on damages in the case of Energy Solutions EU Limited v Nuclear Decommissioning Authority [2016] EWHC 3326 (TCC).

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Legal updates

High Court clarification on NPPF Green Belt policy

Useful clarification on applying paragraph 89 of the National Planning Policy Framework to applications for development within the Green Belt.

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Legal updates

Privacy and data protection cases: quantifying damages for distress

Where someone’s private information has been disclosed, how do you determine the compensation they should receive?

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training and events

Table at a Browne Jacobson event

25Apr

Public sector breakfast club Exeter office

The spotlight this time will be on recent developments in company law and regulation, focussing on the new PSC regime and Modern Slavery Act 2015 requirements.

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Richard Barlow

Richard Barlow

Partner and Head of Public Sector

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