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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

Practical tips for local government re-organisation

Local government re-organisation and the transition from two tiers of local government in to a single tier unitary authority is a big undertaking, which necessitates looking at numerous practical considerations.

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Legal updates

Future high streets

It is perhaps symbolic that the first real details of the Future High Streets Fund were issued on Boxing Day, a day synonymous with retail sales.

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Legal updates

The scope of litigation privilege and ‘purely commercial discussions’

‘Purely commercial discussions’ within an organisation regarding settlement of a dispute prior to litigation are not protected by litigation privilege.

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Legal updates

Public matters - January 2019

This month includes local government re-organisation, the Future High Streets Fund, restrictive covenants, litigation privilege, and Ofsted v Durand.

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Richard Barlow

Richard Barlow

Partner and Head of Public Sector

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