Public sector and local authority

wales

Linklaters and Slaughters win panel places for Welsh Water

Linklaters, Eversheds Sutherland and Slaughter and May are among the ten firms to have secured contracts for DWR Cymru Cyfyngedig, or Welsh Water. A total of 24 contracts have been awarded – with six going to Eversheds. The firm has been awarded contracts in corporate, employment, competition, data protection, construction and health and safety. Both […]

No5 Barristers’ Chambers counsel at centre of landmark ruling

By Ramby de Mello Counsel from No5 Barristers’ Chambers represented parents who have been fighting for the right to protest against LGBT equality teaching in a Birmingham primary school. Ramby de Mello represented Shakeel Afsar, his sister Rosina Afsar and Amir Ahmed who contested the need for an injunction to restrict street protests around Anderton […]

Raft of firms secure places on £60m public sector roster

Six of the UK’s top 100 firms have succeeded in a lucrative council procurement process in the North East of England, sharing in a four-year contract worth £60m. DWF, Bevan Brittan, DAC Beachcroft, Pinsent Masons, Ward Hadaway and Womble Bond Dickinson will be tasked with providing general legal advice to a total of 12 different […]

Government

Monckton silk: Gina Miller case could force government to disclose ministers’ WhatsApp messages

A Monckton Chambers silk has taken to Twitter to explain an important disclosure point which will affect the legal challenge against the government’s suspension of Parliament. The Lawyer revealed yesterday that Mishcon de Reya had lodged a legal injunction on behalf of businesswomen and anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller, to prevent the UK Government from shutting down […]

Proceeds of sale of school site lost due to operation of reverter

By Alan Corcoran, Charlotte Walker The closure of a school prior to its sale meant the use for which the land had originally been given had ceased and so the proceeds of sale did not belong to the local authority. This was the decision in Rittson-Thomas v Oxfordshire County Council, which concerned the redevelopment of a […]

Revealed: The firms cashing in on the failed Garden Bridge project

Seven City law firms raked in over £3.5m in fees from the ill-fated Garden Bridge project, including Bircham Dyson Bell and Macfarlanes. According to the full breakdown in fees, the Garden Bridge project cost a total of £53.5m with legal accounting for 6 per cent of the total money spent by authorities including Transport for […]

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