Addleshaws joins social enterprise movement with new team

Addleshaw Goddard has launched a dedicated social enterprise team to support the growing momentum for public service reform.

Comprised of specialists from all areas of the firm, including charities, corporate, employment, financial services, pensions and real estate, the 12-strong team will offer private, public or third sector organisations strategic legal advice relating to all aspects of public service reform.

Commenting on the launch of the new unit Addleshaw Goddard head of social enterprise Paul Conroy said: “The current austerity measures have increased the momentum and brought public service reform to the forefront.

“We have therefore formalised our team of experts – bringing together key specialisms and experience – to provide organisations, individuals and groups with a dedicated team that is well placed to help them to transform the provision of local services.”

Last year, Lovells – now Hogan Lovells – formed a social enterprise unit offering pro bono advice across its international offices for the not-for-profit and fair trade sectors (15 March 2010).

The unveiling of Addleshaw Goddard’s new team coincides with this year’s ‘Social Enterprise Day’, which is tomorrow (17 November).