Helen has been long recognised by the Legal 500 and Chambers as a national expert in several legal areas including local government, public procurement, administrative and public law, education and PPPs.
Helen advises the public and private sectors on joint ventures, mutuals, strategic partnerships, trading vehicles, shared services, outsourcings and PPPs across all service areas ranging from customer services, social care and regeneration. She also advises on procurement and bidding strategies and governance issues.
Many of the projects on which she has advised have won national and international awards or been National Pathfinders because they have involved legally innovative solutions.
Chambers and Partners advise "Helen could not be better. She is astute, understands her clients, and very quickly and invariably gives fantastic advice" (2018); and "She's very responsive to clients' needs and has a great deal of knowledge in public law" (2019).
"Helen Randall advises public sector organisations, bidders and contractors on all aspects of procurement law, and is recommended for her expertise in creating Teckal companies. Clients say "She is fantastic and gives us tailored advice," and "a great communicator."
Helen Randall's previous experience as an in-house local authority lawyer makes her a strong choice to advise public bodies on a range of issues, including procurement, governance, joint ventures and devolution. Sources say: "She's got a very good knowledge and clear understanding of the way in which local government works."
Legal 500 praises Helen's 'forensic' approach combined with 'genuine creativity'. "Her engagement with the client and meticulous approach to ensuring they are confident and comfortable with the proposed solution is exemplary." (2019).
Helen chaired the New Local Government Network, a leading policy think tank, was on Sir Ian Byatt's Procurement Taskforce and elected to The Guardian's Public Leaders Network.
The University of Law has conferred Helen with Visiting Professor status and she chairs Stonewall Housing.
Helen has consistently been ranked as "among the world's leading lawyers" by Who's Who Legal Government Contracts.