already registered?

Please sign in with your existing account details.

need to register?

Register to access exclusive content, sign up to receive our updates and personalise your experience on

Privacy statement - Terms and conditions

government bodies


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

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.


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.


Legal updates

From a litigator's perspective: contract risks explained

Recent data shows that since the Brexit vote the amount of tenders increased with 50% more work put out to tender in the last three months of 2016 compared to 2015.


Legal updates

Making your contracts GDPR compliant

What many organisations may not realise is how the GDPR could impact on contracts they are currently negotiating or that they already have in place.


what our clients say....

recent experience

related opinions

Richard Barlow

Richard Barlow

Partner and Head of Public Sector

View profile