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public-westminster

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.

focus on...

Legal updates

Brexit: impact on nature conservation

The legal status of EU environmental law within the UK will depend on the nature of the negotiated exit agreement.

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Legal updates

HS2 Limited

On 15 November 2016, the government confirmed the proposed route for the second phase of the high speed rail line HS2 from Crewe to Manchester and the West Midlands to Leeds.

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Legal updates

Natural England's conservation strategy

Natural England has published its conservation strategy for the 21st century, ‘Conservation 21’.

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Public sector case law updates - hear from our expert, Laura Hughes

With more planning cases than ever before, Laura Hughes provides a public sector case law update on green belt, neighbourhood plans, viability appraisals, and interpreting of planning permission conditions.

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what our clients say....

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Richard Barlow

Richard Barlow

Partner and Head of Public Sector

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