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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.
The legal status of EU environmental law within the UK will depend on the nature of the negotiated exit agreement.
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.
Natural England has published its conservation strategy for the 21st century, ‘Conservation 21’.
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.
I’ve worked on a number of projects with Browne Jacobson, notably managing the legal work to create Natural Resources Wales. They have always been professional, flexible where necessary, and focused on delivering our outcomes.
Providing advice, guidance and support to an employee led Mutual in their spin out from a probation Trust. We supported on HR and Pensions issues through to corporate structures and state aid advice. We provided specific advice on how best to structure the contracts with the winning bidder and future implications for the new mutual.
Acting for Welsh Government in relation to the transfer of three Internal Drainage Boards to the Natural Resources Body for Wales. Undertaking a commercial due diligence exercise in relation to the assets and liabilities of the three IDBs and advising in relation to the liabilities associated with the Caldicot and Wentlooge Level Act 1884 concerning the maintenance of the sea wall on behalf of relevant land owners.
Advising the Welsh Government on the transfer of environmental functions in Wales to a new single body, Natural Resource Wales (NRW) involving numerous different aspects of advice from administrative law (legislative drafting) advice through to wider commercial support in drafting of shared services arrangements between the Environment Agency (EA), Forestry Commissioners (FC) and NRW.
The so called 'Hillsborough Law' outlines five key principles all aimed at ensuring public authorities engaging with any court proceedings, inquiries or investigations tell the truth.
The recent Court of Appeal decision in the case of Scott v Gavigan (2016) shows that the commonly held view, that a driver whose vehicle strikes a pedestrian will always be partly to blame, can, in the right case, be overcome.
The momentum of the devolution revolution seems to have slowed. Local authorities have been left hanging on, tantalisingly close to a deal…
With the majority of central government sitting behind the Treasury when it comes to buying into the devolution agenda, what will the long term relationship between central and local government look like?
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