Public Sector

Public sector law is all too often overlooked, despite underpinning many firms’ success. Dozens of private practice firms have been riding the PFI wave on the back of their public sector contracts, while the in-house legal teams are becoming ever-more sophisticated.

The Lawyer’s public sector special report examines all the latest developments, including the impact of the new procurement regulations, due to come into force tomorrow (31 January), and examines the lack of consultation on the new schools white paper on the establishment of children’s trusts in the education sector.

It will also review the development of new vehicles for the delivery of local authority services in light of the controversial Labour manifesto encouraging the involvement of the voluntary and not-for-profit sectors – essential reading.