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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.

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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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Legal updates

Update on MEES: Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

Concerns have been raised about the impact of the new regime on market practice and the overall reliability of EPC assessments. In response, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy is now seeking feedback on how the regulations are performing by way of an open consultation.

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Guides

Leadership in Turbulent Times: The importance of influence, risk management and engagement

In this paper we set out to identify examples of best practice in maintaining upwards influence, managing risk and engendering employee engagement.

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Legal updates

Enforcement notice issued against council by the ICO due to subject access request backlog

An enforcement notice has been issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (the ICO) under the Data Protection Act 1998 which requires the London Borough of Lewisham to clear a backlog of subject access requests by 15 October 2018.

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Legal updates

Privilege revisited: Court of Appeal judgment in Serious Fraud Office (SFO) v Eurasian Natural Resources Corp. Ltd

On Wednesday 6 September, one of the most awaited court judgments in recent times was handed down by the Court of Appeal.

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training and events

26Sep

Public sector breakfast club Exeter office

We are pleased to invite you to our next public sector breakfast club - procurement and contracting in a challenging environment.

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16Oct

Whistleblowing symposium London office

Browne Jacobson has teamed up with Expolink, Europe’s leading independent whistleblowing hotline to provide clients and guests with an insight in how to encourage and handle disclosures, and conduct investigations.

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Richard Barlow

Richard Barlow

Partner and Head of Public Sector

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