Public Sector

Insight, innovation and experience in the areas that matter to you.

Tier 1

We are appointed to the CCS General Legal Advice Service RM3786  framework.

Tier 1

We are appointed to the CCS RM3788 Wider Public Sector panel. 


Over 1600 lawyers working with over 100 local authorities and public sector bodies each year.

  • A successful history advising Central Government

With over 1600 lawyers with public sector experience, Pinsent Masons is independently recognised as one of the leading legal providers to the UK public sector. We understand how the public sector works, and know the challenges faced by those who see an increasing demand for services against a backdrop of greatly constrained resources.

We are fully committed to helping the public sector to deliver despite its difficult agenda in these fast-moving, unprecedented political times. We have worked with central government, including through projects for the Ministry of Justice, Highways England, DCMS and DWP, for over 30 years.

We also typically work with between 100 and 160 local authorities each year, delivering numerous projects under intense public and media scrutiny.  


Our latest work

Our advisers act on domestic and international projects of all shapes and sizes, working with many of the leading names in the market. Browse our experience below, or use the filters to look-up recent work in particular geographies and industry sectors.

    Out-Law / Public Sector

    Meet the team

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    Scot Morrison


    Scot specialises in, and has been at the forefront of developing, public/private joint ventures, partnerships and finance structures around property assets (development, housing and investment) and the provision of services.

    Morrison Scot
    Anne Bowden


    Anne has a wealth of experience in working on structuring and delivering complex regeneration schemes.

    Bowden Anne
    Robbie Owen


    Robbie leads our infrastructure planning and government affairs business and specialises in planning and environmental aspects of public and administrative law. He advises on a wide range of UK infrastructure and economic development projects and programmes, from policy formulation and the drafting of legislation to obtaining statutory powers and consents for nationally significant and other major infrastructure projects.

    Owen Robbie_November 2019
    Bridget Fleetwood

    Legal Director

    Bridget specialises in technology procurement and sourcing projects involving tech-enabled services or with an outsourcing component.

    Fleetwood Bridget July_2019