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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

People Over Wind and Sweetman - project design v mitigation – recent CJEU case muddies the waters

A recent decision at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the matter of People Over Wind and Sweetman v Coillte Teoranta (C-323/17) has potentially altered the current UK position in relation to appropriate assessments under the Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC.

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Legal updates

eDisclosure

Looking at how standard disclosure has evolved since 1999, where disclosure is heading by October 2018 following implementation of the pilot programme for eDisclosure, and what you should be doing now to prepare for it.

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Legal updates

Public matters - April 2018

This edition includes updates on procurement, planning conditions, the Highways Code of Conduct, and human rights and social services.

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Brexit

State aid after Brexit

A letter from Andrew Griffiths MP (Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility) to the EU Internal Market Sub-Committee dated 28 March 2018 and recently published on parliament’s website provides some much needed clarity on state aid regulation after Brexit.

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Richard Barlow

Richard Barlow

Partner and Head of Public Sector

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