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Spanning a wide range of areas from trade and industry to equality and human rights - government bodies play diverse and specialised roles. We provide expert strategic and regulatory advice to help you achieve your objective of consistently delivering high quality and fit for purpose public services. We have considerable experience of helping government bodies through their formation, structural and statutory reforms and to maintain their good reputation.

what we do...

  • Our experience - recognised nationally as ‘a true heavyweight’ in the public sector by legal directories.
  • Diverse client base - membership of the Crown Commercial Service Panels, National Procurement Service for Wales Panel, Welsh Government Panel, Homes and Communities Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Natural Resources Body for Wales, Department for Business Innovation and Skills and the Security Industry Authority.
  • Over 100 dedicated specialists - based in Nottingham, Birmingham, London, Manchester and Exeter.
  • Added value of knowledge transfer - from our wider public sector practice including NHS bodies, registered providers and local authorities.
  • In-depth knowledge of public sector issues - extensive public sector seminar programme and we assist our clients to propose and implement statutory and policy reforms.
  • Thought leadership on key issues - such as devolution, shared services and the mutual programme.

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Legal updates

Public matters - May 2019

This month includes freedom of information, housing regeneration, Alexander Kuznetsov and London Borough of Camden, EU regulation standard form public procurement notices, expert evidence, child care and immigration, conflicts of interest, information law update, and environmental law.

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Legal updates

The risks of 'accidentally' exchanging contracts

The recent case of Alexander Kuznetsov and London Borough of Camden serves as a reminder of the fundamental elements of a property sale contract and the risks of unintentionally exchanging contracts.

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Decision making in the age of austerity and political uncertainty hear from Charlotte and Matthew

With public bodies required to make decisions in an uncertain political climate and against the backdrop of ongoing austerity measures, Charlotte Harpin and Matthew Alderton, public law and information lawyers, outline a range of cases that look at some of the legal challenges concerning consultation, equality duties and freedom of information requests.

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Laura Hughes and Tim Edds take a look into judicial review

Public and administrative law specialists, Laura Hughes and Tim Edds, take a look at judicial review, covering case law updates and tactical advice for organisations. Tim introduces the new administrative law guidance that was published in 2018, focusing on good practice and procedural promptness, and discusses some subsequent cases.

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