The current climate of exacting spending cuts means that local government is having to innovate in ways it has never done before – through ‘lean working’, reviewing property and asset portfolios, and partnering with the private and voluntary sectors.
Our employment lawyers are widely experienced in advising local government bodies on staff restructurings, insourcing and outsourcing, dealing with unions, and handling employment tribunal litigation. Our commercial lawyers have tonnes of experience in drafting contracts such as trade mark and supplier agreements to sponsorship ones. Our property and construction lawyers regularly advise local authorities on planning, development, construction and disposal issues. They are supported by our dispute resolution lawyers in relation to property disputes. Our intellectual property lawyers handle freedom of information, GDPR and data protection issue, often on behalf of public sector bodies.
We recognise the importance of working in partnership with your in-house legal services team, rather than in competition with them, and are able to provide support in specialist areas which it may not be cost-effective to service internally.
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