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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.

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Legal updates

Public matters - February 2018

This edition includes updates on procurement, state aid, children's social services case law, and disclosure.

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Legal updates

Disclosure: fail to prepare, prepare to fail

No one likes to think the worst, but projects do go awry and courts do become involved. When things ‘go south’ and you need the court to intervene, part of the court process will involve you conducting a search for documentation which relates to the issues in dispute.

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Legal updates

MOD all at sea over equal treatment and transparency how not to draft an ITT

The MOD has unsuccessfully defended a shot across the bows by a disgruntled bidder in the award of a contract for global port, maritime and other logistical support services for the Royal Navy. MLS (Overseas) Limited (‘MLS’).

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Legal updates

Procurement threshold changes from 1 January 2018

There are new procurement thresholds for public contracts which came into effect on 1 January 2018.

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Richard Barlow

Richard Barlow

Partner and Head of Public Sector

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