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Experienced Public Sector Lawyers

We have provided legal advice to the public sector for over 25 years. We have experts specialising in property, planning, governance, standards, prudential borrowing and investment powers, employment law, TUPE, pensions and tax advice. We also have a dedicated public procurement and state aid team.

Working with our highly rated charities team, we specialise in delivering a 'one stop' service in establishing social enterprises, mutuals, co-operatives, employee led Industrial and Provident societies and Cost Sharing Groups. We are also one of only 7 law firms nationally with a Roll A Parliamentary Agency practice.

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Public Sector Frameworks

We are appointed to numerous public sector frameworks including the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Legal Services Framework, which permits any public sector body to instruct us without a new procurement process. As part of our commitment to the public sector, we hold memberships of the Procurement Lawyers Association and the Society of Procurement Officers.

Procurement Law Firm of the Year in England

Our team has been awarded Procurement Law Firm of the Year in England by both Corporate INTL and International Global Law Experts. Please use the navigation menu on the left to find out more about our specific public sector experience and how our lawyers can help you.

For specialist legal advice, training or support from experienced public sector lawyers, please contact David Hansom on 020 7665 0808.

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The 'immensely impressive’ .. team provides ‘pragmatic, commercial advice’ to many public sector clients and local authorities.

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Meet the Team

Our approach and our legal advice is always tailored to the public sector context and audience.

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David Hansom

Public Procurement


Central/Local Government

Allison Cook

Employment Law

Local Government

Emergency Services

Bettina Rigg


Higher Education

News & Events

Bristol Life Legal Award Success for Veale Wasbrough Vizards
We did it! Thrilled to be winners of the Legal category at the very first Bristol Life Awards, celebrating the best of Bristol businesses.
28 Apr 2017
VWV Ranked Among Top Private Client Firms
We are proud to be recognised as one of the 'top law firms' by eprivateclient, a leading website and news service for private client practitioners.
11 Apr 2017
And the Winners Are…
Congratulations to Colin Morgan and Colin Croly, who are the lucky winners of our Viewpoint hamper competition!
31 Mar 2017