Public Sector

Capital Law’s lawyers have a wide range of experience working with bodies within the public sector – including central and local government, government-owned companies, Royal Charter bodies and regulators – as well as companies who work primarily on government or public sector contracts and/or within heavily regulated sectors.

With levels of scrutiny on public bodies (and organisations working within the public sector) higher than ever before, and expectations of consistent progress, our team provides expert, dedicated and commercially focussed advice to support public bodies no matter the individual challenges they face.

Capital Law has also been appointed to the National Procurement Service framework in Wales providing legal services in the Major Commercial Contracts and Employment categories.

As an approved public sector supplier, we work with clients on all their organisational needs too, including IT, outsourcing, procurement, employment and property.

We offer a range of services to assist public sector clients and those within the private sector that interact with these laws, including advising on the impact of Welsh law where applicable.

We provide a full range of legal (and consultancy) services to the public sector including:

Here are some examples of the work our people have undertaken:

  • Key advisers to government-owned company, The Royal Mint, with senior lawyers seconded to the client
  • Acting for the British Medical Association in a successful judicial review of the decision of a Health Board to downgrade a hospital maternity ward
  • Advising a media regulator (established by Royal Charter) regarding various constitutional matters, consultations, high profile investigations, inquiries and appearances before Select Committees
  • Advising a number of Wales’ top Universities and FE institutions on various public law, employment and dispute resolution matters
  • Advising a healthcare regulator in relation to statutory appeals function
  • Providing procurement advice to DVLA, Highways Agency, Welsh Government (JESSICA initiative), Welsh Water and a number of County Councils

The leading lawyers in this team are:

Jeremy Williams, Nicola Mead-Batten, Iestyn Morris, Stephen Meade