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public sector


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.

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Legal updates

Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) - what are they and what are they doing?

This article sets out the purpose of an STP and what is happening in the system to support the development of integrated ACSs for health and social care.

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Legal updates

A review of the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman's decisions for the last six months

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman team look at all social care complaints, including care that is privately funded.

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Legal updates

Example calculations in a contract held to be legally binding

The Court of Appeal decision in Sutton Housing Partnership v Rydon Maintenance Limited [2017] EWCA Civ 359 (Sutton Housing) serves as yet another warning of the need for clarity of contract drafting if the parties want to avoid the situation where the court is forced to decide what exactly the parties intentions were when the contract was entered into.

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Legal updates

Public matters - September 2017

In this month's edition, we have updates on the study on the 'Legal Implications of Brexit', General Data Protection, contracts and Procurement.

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training and events

19Sep

State aid workshop

This workshop will provide the perfect forum for expanding your knowledge of state aid law in a practical context.

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19Sep

In house lawyers' forum

Being an in house lawyer isn’t just about the law – perhaps it never has been.

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Richard Barlow

Richard Barlow

Partner and Head of Public Sector

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