Houses of Parliament - Public Sector

Public Sector

Our Public Sector team looks after the needs of the considerable number of local and public authorities for whom we act.  These include government agencies, Urban Regeneration Companies, Local Authorities, PCTs and Police Authorities.

Our growing practice is built on the foundations of promoting effective collaboration between the public and private sectors and we focus on innovative solutions and delivery.  We help the public and private sectors understand each other, appreciating that goals need not be mutually exclusive and we encourage working together to deliver schemes which achieve both the required economic development outputs and commercial success.

Lawyers across the firm are engaged in advising on the issues that affect public sector bodies, from large scale developments involving complicated procurement issues to collecting debts owed to the public sector.  Our advice is commercial and pragmatic and, of ever increasing importance to all our clients, cost effective, and adding value to over stretched in house legal teams.

Our considerable experience in this sector has been built up over many years. In the past we have worked on numerous high profile projects for the former SWRDA (now the HCA). More recently our team has worked on a number of regeneration projects for the private sector, including sports clubs such as Bristol City and Gloucestershire County Cricket Club.  Experience of this type gives us a unique insight into the policy requirements and drivers underlying the public sector negotiating position and decision-making process.