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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.

focus on...

Legal updates

Delegation: when and how

Allowing other authorities to take over the function of power is often permitted but the question is often whether there needs to be an explicit power to delegate or whether an implied power to delegate exists.

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Legal updates

Our changing state: mergers and demergers of Non-Departmental Public Bodies

Chaired by Sir Paul Jenkins, the former Treasury Solicitor, our third View from the Top public sector roundtable looks at 'Our Changing State: Mergers and demergers of Non-Departmental Public Bodies'

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Legal updates

Public sector apprenticeship targets

To support its apprenticeship drive (and consistent with its 2015 general election manifesto which contained a commitment to support three million new apprenticeships), the Government has set ambitious apprenticeship targets for public sector bodies.

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Legal updates

Miller/Santos in the Supreme Court

What does the judgment say about why notice under article 50 could not be served without Parliamentary consent and are there any wider ramifications?

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what our clients say....

recent experience

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Richard Barlow

Richard Barlow

Partner and Head of Public Sector

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