I work with a cross-disciplinary co-operative and mutuals team, at the forefront of advising on and implementing new ways of delivering public services in response to Government policy and public sector reform.
Together with my team I have established new structures in the education, healthcare, sport, affordable housing, care, youth services, school services, direct council services (including highways and transport), utilities and leisure sectors.
I am committed to developing new and better ways of delivering public services. I received the Financial Times Innovative Lawyer of the Year 2010 award for my work in this area, focusing on new methods of funding, and led the team that was shortlisted for the Client Service award in 2012, for its work with Lambeth Council in developing a simple means of assessing the appropriateness of services to be delivered through mutual structures.
I have a background in employment law and have wide experience in the way businesses are structured and managed. I have a particular interest in the way young people are treated and, as a result, managed the team that developed the co-operative school model, giving young people a voice. This has been used by over 700 schools across the UK and established, in Knowsley, the first mutual in which staff and young people own and control the delivery of youth services.
My approach in all my work is intensely practical, drawing on my experience in governance and people issues for a range of clients in the public, private and third sectors.
I also provide advice on fan involvement and governance in football, having advised Supporters Direct on its proposals to the Select Committee on Football Governance, many of which were adopted.
Chambers and Partners (2014) said “Kevin Jaquiss is valued by clients for his ability to understand their business needs. A client commented: 'Kevin gets you through matters without onerous box ticking. He knows his clients and how to proceed’''.