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.
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.
For many years local authorities have entered into corporate joint ventures with private and other public sector partners. Limited liability partnerships have become the favoured vehicle for joint ventures, primarily because of tax transparency and the flexibility of governance arrangements. The case of Gordon Peters v London Borough of Haringey with Lendlease Europe Holdings Limited as an interested party  EWHC 192 (Admin) questioned local authority vires to enter into a corporate JV structured as an LLP. However, the High Court ruled on 8 February 2018 that LLPs can lawfully be used where the local authority's primary or dominant purpose is not a "commercial purpose".