Delivering a PPP (being a long-term, high-value and strategically important arrangement between public and private sector partners) requires experienced and dedicated support. Our lawyers have a wealth of experience advising both public and private sector partners (and funders) on the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) and other PPP arrangements.
Our PPP experts provide a complete service by bringing together a deep understanding of projects, and the documents which underpin them, with specialist advice across areas such as environmental law, banking, employment and pensions, planning and construction, procurement, intellectual property (IP), information technology, taxation and insurance.
Advising Cheshire East Council on innovative proposals to procure a development partner to work with them to exploit geo-thermal resources. This would be the first deep geo-thermal project of its type in the UK.
Advising the Crown Commercial Service on the multi-billion GBP procurement of energy frameworks to supply gas and power to all government bodies in England and Wales.
Advising EOS on its bid to run a number of the new Community Rehabilitation Centres established by MOJ following the winding down of local probation trusts.
Advising a local authority on the outsourcing of its learning and achievement services and HR and finance services - strategically important for the Council as it forms part of the overall revision of its future service delivery model.
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The concept of Legal Project Management (“LPM”) is increasingly relevant to the delivery of legal services, both in-house functions and private practice law. This is unsurprising, LPM is crucial if lawyers are to add value by controlling budgets, communicate pro-actively on risk mitigation and costs, and manage time by resourcing to deal with pinch points in the project.
The focus on the Levelling Up agenda and the availability of grant funding, means there are numerous important regeneration schemes actively being pursued across the country. With ever-escalating project and building costs, in many cases, applications that were made for grant funding were based on costs contingencies that have already been exceeded.
By the time PFI really got into its stride in the early 2000s, standard form contracts had pretty much nailed down the terms and anticipated anything that might happen, good or bad, during the course of the 25 years it covered.
In this article, we summarise the key headlines of the IPA’s guidance released on 28 February 2022 & pick out what contracting authorities need to know.
Browne Jacobson’s specialist government and infrastructure team have advised Canford Renewable Energy Ltd on the delivery of its Dorset Green H2 facility.
More needs to be made of these procurement routes, with clients honouring the original concept rather than watering down concepts.
This article looks at the impact of Part 3 of the Environment Act 2021 on waste collection authorities, including measures to reduce packaging waste, to encourage re-use and recycling and changes to the way waste will be collected.
Key areas of support offered by the IPA under the ‘Managing the Risks of PFI Contract Expiry’ plan to aid public bodies.
We consider key actions for public authorities in managing the PFI handover process.
Browne Jacobson and Agilia are delighted to invite you to our on-demand webinar in which we will be looking at the key issues and best practice, which every affected authority needs to know, to assist them in the management of this challenge and the development of a strategy for preservation or replacement of assets and the re-procurement of key services.
Major parts of the infrastructure in the UK are currently managed under PFI contracts and their contribution to public service delivery is substantial. In the context of the Covid 19 crisis, therefore, their continuing role is of critical importance to essential services.
Public and private bodies throughout the country are exploring their options for developing new networks and expanding existing networks, both with and without central government support.
Frameworks feel like an institutional part of public procurement in the UK and in Europe. Last year Browne Jacobson undertook some market research with the CBI to look at public procurement from the private sector perspective.