We understand the financial, political, and regulatory pressures that councils face, and the mechanisms by which they collaborate with central government and the private sector. Some of our lawyers even worked at, and were seconded to, a local authority.
The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted and accentuated the role of local government, both in the short term—in providing public services directly in response to the crisis—and in the medium to long term—in leading community-based initiatives and infrastructure projects essential to economic recovery.
Our public sector team is made up of lawyers from across our firm who can support and advise you on the full range of legal services at this crucial time. Whether you need help with commercial contracts, procurement law, state aid, property development and construction projects, education law, employment/HR issues, judicial reviews, or public/private partnerships, we can help. Many of our lawyers are also Welsh speakers, so we can advise you in Welsh, if you prefer.
Through our sister consultancy business, Capital People, we can also we offer all the consultancy services and training in organisational development, HR, strategy, leadership, governance, and health, safety, and environment, that you may need.
We provide strategic procurement advice on complex and innovative projects. We can advise on your procurement strategy, and each stage of the procurement lifecycle, from inception to contract award and post-contract completion issues. We can also support you with challenges to procurement processes.
We are specialists in commercial acquisitions, disposal and development, planning, and landlord and tenant work. This includes advising on landholding and third-party landownership rights and acquisitions of property portfolios, as well as providing strategic property advice and advice on commercial lettings.
We can advise on constructions, engineering, and energy projects – from inception to conclusion. This includes advising on PPP/PFI contracts, helping you with mixed-use developments, or negotiating security documents. We can help you manage and resolve disputes by means such as alternative dispute resolution and mediation.
We can work with you at all stages of the employment life-cycle, from recruitment to termination. This may be advising you on your day to day HR issues, like pay and conditions or outsourcing and public sector pensions, or on more sensitive situations like managing disciplinaries or equal pay issues.
We can also help with Employment Tribunals and appeals, defending claims for wrongful, constructive and unfair dismissal, discrimination and claims for dismissal due to trade union activity, interim relief applications and litigation over the application of TUPE.
Our consultants deliver bespoke, high quality services focused on client needs and outcomes across all sectors: Human Resources & Organisation Development, Governance, Leadership, Behavioural Dynamics, Strategy, Health & Safety and Coaching services.