Public sector / Local government
We advise local authorities, government departments and many other public sector bodies on a wide range of innovative transactions including asset backed vehicles, outsourcings, shared services, trading vehicles, regeneration schemes, mutuals, co-operatives, management buy-outs, Public Private and Public Public Partnerships, PFI and Strategic Partnerships.
Following the coalition government's Spending Review, we are working with public sector organisations to provide innovative solutions for service delivery and asset management which achieve savings and efficiencies, generate revenue and meet increasing expectations of service users and customers.
Our team also advises on issues including EU procurement, governance, State Aid, restructurings, planning, prudential borrowing and investment powers, TUPE / secondment, pensions and environment.
We have more lawyers rated as national experts in local government, public and administrative and procurement law by guides to the legal profession than any other law firm.
Many of our lawyers have senior in-house local government experience and therefore understand the sensitivities facing public sector colleagues and the effect policy can have on decision making.
We have partnering and secondment agreements with a number of major public sector clients. We are committed to capacity building in the public sector and are proud to continue to sponsor the Local Government Young Solicitor of the Year Award.
Team members have advised on over 100 completed PPP / PFI projects. Our advisers contribute to Lexis PSL Local Government Service, Tottels "Local Government Contracts and Procurement", Sweet & Maxwell's PFI Encyclopaedia and other publications.
We are a member firm of the Government Procurement Service (GPS) Legal Services Framework, which is a means for Contracting Authorities to access legal services. Please click here for more details.