Trowers partners with Localis to research role of private sector in shaping local economies and communities
International law firm Trowers & Hamlins has signed a strategic partnership with leading think-tank Localis in a move that will give the firm unrivalled access to Localis' research and its network.
The move will help further deepen Trowers' understanding and experience of issues in areas such as future urban development, local planning, public service reform, local service development and environmental considerations in the built environment.
Localis was founded in 2001 and it has developed a research programme is guided by the concept of neo-localism. Localis describes this as giving places and people more control over the effects of globalisation. The organisation is focused on issues related to devolution, local economic growth and public service reform.
Commenting on the agreement, Trowers partner Amardeep Gill, partner and Head of the Public Sector team said:
"Our partnership with Localis is a great compliment to our existing broad experience and understanding delivering localised public services and facilitating economic renewal. Our capabilities in this area are second to none – we are the leading legal advisor to the UK public sector, at a local, regional and national levels and highly experienced in providing public sector organisations with innovative market leading legal advice. Additionally, we are experts in regeneration, public service reform, public/private partnerships across all areas of activity for the public sector.
He added, "Localis works closely with central and local government at all levels and produces some of the best place-based research and original thinking on localism in the country. This agreement will allow the group here to leverage that expertise and work with those at the cutting edge of local empowerment thought leadership".
The partnership's first event will be a Localis policy webinar on the 21st June entitled, “Combined talents | devolution and changes to the landscape for public service delivery”.
Localis chief executive, Jonathan Werran, said:
“We are delighted to welcome Trowers & Hamlins as the newest member of our growing corporate membership to help explore with us some of the main issues affecting placemaking at a crucial time for local democracy and devolution.
“With this in mind, our forthcoming public policy webinar examining the role of combined authorities in the commissioning and delivery of public services will mark the first active step in our value-creating strategic partnership.”