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Birketts LLP

T: 01245 211 301 E: ruth-neave@birketts.co.uk Head of Public Sector 

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An unrivalled reputation for providing high quality legal advice and client service.

Birketts is a full service, top 75 UK law firm, based in the East of England, with offices in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich and Norwich. With a rich heritage spanning over 150 years we’ve built an enviable track record advising businesses, institutions and individuals in the UK and internationally.

While we operate from four offices across East Anglia providing a wide range of services, the firm shares a common culture and approach to service delivery. Over 600 people are engaged in the business and our lawyers and support staff all have a shared commitment to deliver the best possible outcome for our clients. We are large enough to provide specialist expertise in most areas of the law at a standard that is frequently compared with major City firms, but not at the expense of maintaining a personal and tailored service. We are flexible about everything except our reputation for maintaining the highest professional and ethical standards.

Public Sector

We understand the huge challenges faced by those in the public sector, who are experiencing increased demand for their services against a backdrop of limited resources and budget cuts.

The public sector is responding to the lack of capital funding for major projects by expanding into new areas of income generation and developing innovative and complex structures for more efficient and improved service delivery.

Our Public Sector Team comprises highly experienced lawyers with specific sector knowledge, who deliver practical, commercial and clear advice  within the context of the political and regulatory environment within which our clients operate. We are pragmatic and proactive in identifying solutions to enable clients to achieve their strategic objectives. Our team understand public sector governance requirements and the importance of transparency and reputation.

Our "can-do" approach applies at every level of our work, whether we are working alongside an in-house team or acting as lead project lawyers. We go above and beyond to deliver the highest quality legal advice and seek to add value beyond the delivery of legal services.

As part of our commitment to the public sector we provide heavily discounted fees to our public sector clients.

We offer the full range of legal services to the public sector, including commercial and corporate law, construction, property, procurement, planning, employment, litigation and public access rights. We advise all types of public sector organisations, representing clients in central and local government, central government authorities including education and the NHS, police authorities, registered providers of social housing, not-for-profit organisations, charities and social enterprises.  Visit this section 

Local Government

Local Authorities are facing unprecedented challenges in terms of shrinking budgets and increased financial demands, whilst at the same time having to address the issues resulting from an ageing population and an increased demand for services. Such pressures are resulting in councils exploring new and innovative ways to generate income and ensure long term financial sustainability.

We have a multi-disciplinary team of highly experienced specialist lawyers with specific sector knowledge. Our lawyers work closely with local authorities to provide the full range of legal services to local government and ensure the delivery of key strategic projects. A number of our team have significant previous experience working as in-house lawyers and appreciate the governance requirements facing in-house teams. We understand the culture and political dimension of local government and the importance of transparency and reputation.

We act for County Councils, Unitary Authorities, London Boroughs, District Councils and Parish Councils. Visit this section 

 

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