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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...

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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Legal updates

Thinking of having an inquiry? Make sure your Chair is aware of this judgment

On 15 June 2018, Master McCloud refused to strike out a claim against an inquiry Chair under the Human Rights Act 1998.

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Richard Barlow

Richard Barlow

Partner and Head of Public Sector

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