Central government needs pragmatic, solution focused legal advice. Against the backdrop of reorganisation within government, our central government team is at the forefront of advising on new structures including multi-academy trusts, partnering with the charities sector and public/private partnerships.
We support our central government clients in the full range of legal issues from structuring major projects, property development/disposals through to day to day legal advice. Some examples of other areas of our work include planning, intellectual property protection, Freedom of Information, procurement and state aid, tax and governance issues.
Our national team acts for many central government departments and executive agencies, including:
Our close contacts within departments mean that we are often involved in policy formation, contributing to standard documentation and embedding best practice.
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.
The team is ‘deeply immersed in procurement law, and provides cutting-edge advice’.