Bevan Brittan LLP is recognised as one of the country’s leading public sector law firms, a strength reflected in our appointment to the OGCbuying.solutions legal services framework agreement under which we provide ‘Full Commercial’ services.
We work extensively for central government departments and agencies adding value by focussing on the policy-driven priorities. We understand the unique drivers, enablers and constraints applying to government projects and we can combine this effectively with our knowledge of the private and third sectors.
We know that public service delivery in the UK is entering a period of unprecedented change driven by increasingly tough economic conditions and the need for efficiency and effectiveness. In turn this is driving a move towards choice in public services and increased collaboration between public and private sector in service delivery. Our detailed understanding and experience of this ‘New Dynamic’ in public service delivery means we can support our public sector clients through this exciting but challenging period, delivering legal innovation in a cost effective manner and enabling them to excel in their obligation to deliver public services.
Our lawyers (a number of whom have worked within central government) also advise on relevant public administrative law including vires issues, interpretation of statute; Crown powers; delegation of powers and information law. Examples include advising on the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000; the Official Secrets Acts; the Human Rights Act 1998; government trading legislation; pensions protection legislation; re-use of public sector information; and grant making powers. We have specialist expertise in information security law. On the contentious side we handle complex judicial reviews; inquiries and tribunals.
As a Full Commercial provider we advise and support in-house legal teams and officials on all aspects of
- Public Procurement
- UK and international contract law
- Sale of goods and supply of services
- Agency and distribution
- Outsourcing/contracting out of services
- State Aid and Competition law
- Regulatory law