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Local government expertise

If you want a cross-disciplinary team with a track record of working for local authorities then look no further. From complex and innovative urban regeneration and major infrastructure schemes, to shared services, establishing corporate structures, strategic partnering and outsourcing, we cover all of the major service areas.

We also offer a variety of specialist legal support services including employment and HR, dispute resolution (including JR), town planning, highways and compulsory purchase, members’ conduct, guardianship, governance, local government powers and duties the conduct of prosecutions and other regulatory work.

We are appointed to a number of nationally recognised legal frameworks including EM Lawshare and North East Procurement Organisation. We also act for over 100 local authorities across the country from Plymouth in the South West to Tyneside in the North East.

About our local government lawyers

  • We have over 25 years’ experience in the public sector and have the experience and strength in depth to meet your needs
  • With over 60 specialist lawyers, many of whom have worked in-house at local authorities, we understand the issues you face and can often identify solutions already applied elsewhere
  • We will keep up-to-date with the latest knowledge of new initiatives at a local and national level, so that you are able to proactively support legal developments, rather than reacting to them
  • We offer a variety of training and other benefits, helping your organisation operate as cost-effectively as it can, but also ensure you have the tools you need to do your job well
  • As a firm, we pride ourselves on adopting pragmatic approaches to solving legal issues

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Philippa Dempster

Senior Partner & London Office Managing Partner

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Patrick Adie

National Head of Housebuilding & Strategic Land

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Nathan Holden

Partner & Head of Local Government

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Rena Magdani

Partner & National Head of Employment, Pensions & Immigration

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