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        Public Sector

        The state of the economy, the emerging impacts of Brexit, and the continuing development of devolution and social policy, are all driving change throughout the public sector.

        DWF's Public Sector group brings together expertise in local government, healthcare, education, charities and social enterprise. Led by Jonathan Branton, the group seeks to capitalise on DWF's excellent experience across the many different strands of the public sector, working both on behalf of public bodies and the many private partners that work with them.

        Our public sector work spans banking, commercial contracts, competition law (including State aid), 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, strategic planning advice, and vires and governance.

        We work for over 100 local authorities, police authorities, charities, education and healthcare providers, Local Enterprise Partnerships and many central government agencies. We also work for private sector public services providers and businesses that work with the public sector such as developers, inward investors and port and transport authorities.

        Scotland faces its own unique economic and regulatory challenges and our Scottish team led by Martin Gallaher offers expertise across all areas of practice.

        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.

        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

        Michael Mousdale

        • Partner // Head of Local Government

        Rehman Noormohamed

        • Partner // Head of Education // Head of Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering

        Hannah Robbins

        • Partner // Head of Healthcare