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        Local Government

        The delivery of front-line services to local communities increasingly relies on local government's ability to do more with less and to respond to changing regulatory and funding frameworks with solutions and robust strategies.

        Local Government

        Our specialist local government work spans banking, commercial contracts, competition law, construction, debt recovery and employment advice, funding applications and projects, health and safety, insolvency, insurance claims and counter fraud services, joint ventures, collaborations and partnerships, judicial reviews, litigation, mergers & acquisitions, major regeneration projects, mutuals, PFI projects, pensions, public procurement, real estate, regulatory and compliance issues, social housing, state aid, strategic planning advice, and vires and governance.

        "The team gives honest, concise and timely advice."
        – Client testimonial

        Our national legal experts use their in-depth sector understanding to direct you towards sustainable, decisive and strategic results. We’ve acted for over 100 local authorities in the UK, as well as central government departments. We recognise that local authorities in Scotland face their own economic and regulatory challenges - our Scottish team led by Martin Gallaher offers expertise across all areas of practice.

        Clients praise our team for their ability to identify the right approach and communicate in sector-relevant language.

        Partner-led expertise with an innovative approach

        The Public Sector team are experts in working with sector organisations to improve of the economic and social wellbeing of their communities, and deliver high quality and cost effective services.

        Michael Mousdale

        • Partner // Head of Local Government

        Jonathan Branton

        • Partner // Head of Public Sector // Head of EU Competition

        Martin Gallaher

        • Partner // Head of Public Sector (Scotland) // Head of Projects: Road, Rail and Aviation

        Mark Whittaker

        • Partner // Head of Casualty and Occupational Health Team (London)