Public Sector

Our public sector team supports 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. We also play an active part in sector developments, for example, our senior partner Christopher Nott chairs a Welsh Government sector advisory panel which provides policy recommendations on investment and infrastructure plans.

We can help you with any issues, from:

  • commercial and corporate governance
  • public procurement
  • property development and construction
  • employment
  • collective bargaining issues
  • public/private partnerships including infrastructure delivery.

We can support you whether you’re:

  • tendering for a public sector contract
  • merging with another organisation
  • dealing with requests under Freedom of Information or Data Protection legislation
  • disciplining a member of staff or developing your people.

We have a fully-integrated management consultancy, Capital People Consultants, that can help you with human resources, health and safety and occupational health, as well as providing training.

 

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We’re on the National Procurement Service Solicitors’ Services panel so you have easy access to our services.

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

  • We can work with you at all stages of the employment life-cycle, from recruitment to termination. This may be advising you on your day to day HR issues, like pay and conditions or outsourcing and public sector pensions, or on more sensitive situations like managing disciplinaries or equal pay issues. We can also help with Employment Tribunals and appeals.

    Like we did for:

    • Remploy Limited
    • Royal Mint
    • BMA

    Key contact: Iestyn Morris, Partner

  • We are specialists in commercial acquisitions, disposal and development, and landlord and tenant work. This may be advising you on landholding and third party landownership rights or acquisitions of property portfolios, or providing strategic property advice and advice on commercial lettings.

    Like we did for:

    • The Royal Mint
    • The Future Generations Commissioner
    • The Welsh Government
    • Cardiff Metropolitan University

    Key contact: Leanne O’Brien, Partner

  • We can advise on constructions, engineering, and energy projects – from inception to conclusion. This may be advising on PPP/PFI contracts, helping you with mixed-use developments, or negotiating security documents. We can help you manage and resolve disputes by means such as alternative dispute resolution and mediation.

    Like we did for:

    • The Future Generations Commissioner
    • Welsh Government
    • Gwalia Housing
    • Leadbitter Construction

    Key contact: Jeremy Williams, Partner

  • We advise on corporate finance, private equity, M&A corporate governance and spin-out issues. This may be an acquisition of a commercial business, a merger with another organisation, or advice on your investments.

    Like we did for:

    • Finance Wales
    • Cardiff and Vale College
    • Swansea University

     

    We can provide you with clear and pragmatic advice on all your commercial contracts and help you to protect and commercialise your intellectual property. This may be advising on your commercial subsidiaries and services, outsourcing, IP branding licences, franchise agreements or training contracts.

    Like we did for:

    • BMA
    • The Royal Mint
    • University of South Wales
    • Coleg Sir Gâr

     

    Key contact: Nicola McNeely, Partner

  • We’ll provide strategic and practical support throughout the entire procurement process. We can advise on state aid and competition, your procurement strategy and each stage of the procurement lifecycle, from inception to contract award and post-contract completion issues. We can also support you with challenges to procurement processes.

    Like we did for:

    • The Welsh Government
    • Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council
    • Caerphilly County Borough Council
    • Bath & North East Somerset Council

     

    Key contact: Rhiannon Holtham, Senior Associate

  • We can help you find a clear and commercial way through the regulatory minefield – from public law disputes to appearances before select committees and from information legislation to health and safety. This could include advising you on the new General Data Protection Regulation, or complying with Freedom of Information requirements.

    Like we did for:

    • University of South Wales
    • John’s College
    • Solicitors Regulation Authority
    • BMA

     

    Key contact: Nicola Mead-Batten, Senior Associate

  • We can help you resolve commercial disputes and manage your reputation.  We are also highly experienced in judicial review proceedings and we have the resources to quickly and efficiently help you challenge actions taken by public bodies.

    Like we did for:

    • The Royal Mint
    • Coleg y Cymoedd
    • Pembrokeshire College
    • BMA

     

    Key contact: Stephen Meade, Partner

  • As a firm with our roots firmly in Wales, we understand how the law in Wales is rapidly diverging from English Law.  We can provide you with practical advice on how Welsh legislation impacts on the public sector and the steps to take to ensure compliance.

    Like we did for:

    • The Welsh Language Commissioner
    • The Future Generations Commissioner

     

    Key contact: Nicola Mead-Batten, Partner