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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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Public and Admin Law

In our administrative and public law webinar, a number of key members of the team will be providing an analysis of issues that matter to you.

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Legal updates

Companies to receive a 3 month extension period to file accounts during COVID-19

As part of the Government’s package to support businesses to manage the impact of COVID-19, it has announced that companies will from today (25 March 2020) be given an additional 3 month period to file their accounts at Companies House.

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Legal updates

The Coronavirus Bill – elections

The emergency Coronavirus Bill has been published and has had its second reading on Monday at the House of Commons.

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Legal updates

Safeguarding in uncertain times – do not forget the record keeping

There is so much understandable focus on the pressures NHS frontline workers face today that it is easy to forget what enormous challenges safeguarding teams and their managers also have to address.

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