Bevan Brittan's Local Authority team has been successfully appointed to London Borough's Legal Alliance (LBLA) panel.
The panel is split into two areas of focus: Regeneration (Lot 1) and General Legal Support (Lot 2) which reflect the priorities of the 19 London Boroughs and the London Fire and Planning Authority.
David Hutton, Partner and Head of Local Government, Bevan Brittan, said: "Bevan Brittan's reappointment to Lot 1 and appointment to Lot 2 of the LBLA panel is reflective of our knowledge and experience of regeneration in London and also elsewhere across the country, such as the Birmingham Smithfield regeneration scheme. We look forward to working with the London Boroughs over the coming years, providing them with outstanding commercial, property and litigation legal services and regulatory advice."
Bevan Brittan was recently recognised in the Chambers and Legal 500 as a Tier 1 provider of legal services to Local Government with Bethan Evans, Judith Barnes and Sarah Lamont listed as Elite Leading Lawyers.
Bevan Brittan in conjunction with Turner & Townsend, are pleased to invite you to an engaging breakfast debate, the first in a series of public sector Breakfast Seminars for 2018, to be held on Wednesday 28th February 2018, at the Turner & Townsend London office. Interactive discussion will be headed by the Bevan Brittan Head of Local Government, David Hutton as well as Turner & Townsend's Romi Alboreto and Andrew Haworth and will focus on the below topics:
The deadline for GDPR compliance is rapidly approaching. Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has published a Procurement Policy Note (PPN 03/17) reminding in-scope organisations of GDPR and data protection requirement in the context of public procurement.
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