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Local authorities are facing increasing challenges. Re-organisations and structural reform, financial pressures, community engagement and the need to remain dynamic and fair through political, social and economic change; all are complex tasks heightened by intense public scrutiny and media attention. Our teams work across all council service areas and are able to provide the expertise and resource sought by local authorities. We deliver expert advice to support you in delivering your evolving roles and objectives.

what we do...

  • Our clients – over 200 local authorities across England and Wales.

  • Our experience - externally endorsed by legal directories 'demonstrating our insight into legal issues faced   by local authorities', appointments to public sector consortia.

  • Dedicated team of over 100 lawyers - based in Nottingham, Birmingham, London, Manchester and Exeter.

  • Providing excellent value - through delivery of expert legal advice together with our innovative and comprehensive supporting services such as research facilities, bespoke client portals, training and insight.

 

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State aid and IP in R&D agreements - hear from our panel of experts

As private businesses, public bodies and universities alike strive to gain a competitive advantage, each increasingly look to each other to develop next generation products and services.

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Legal updates

Local government frameworks: who is in the frame?

Frameworks account for a huge amount of the UK’s procurement activities.

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Legal updates

Public matters - March 2019

This month includes procurement, local government frameworks, and state aid post-Brexit.

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Brexit resources

Managing robust public procurement exercises

The Cabinet Office has issued further guidance in relation to applying exclusions in public procurement, managing conflicts of interest and whistleblowing.

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