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Pinsent Masons is independently recognised as one of the major legal providers to the UK public sector. We understand how Government works and know the challenges faced by policy makers and departments 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 this difficult agenda.

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Having worked with Central Government and Local Authority bodies for over 25 years, we have delivered many projects under intense media scrutiny and are down-to-earth, practical and decisive.  

Appointed to Tier 1 of the Crown Commercial Service's (CCS) RM3786 General Legal Advice Services (GLAS) panel, we deliver advice on public and commercial law to organisations across the public sector. 

We also advise Local Authorities, NHS and other public sector organisations on major projects under Lot 8 of the RM919 Legal Services Framework. 

We are at the forefront of Government's innovative thinking and projects. Aside from the key area of shared services and outsourcing we are also fully involved in its alternative service models agenda, developing contracts and deals involving joint ventures, GoCos, and employee mutual funds and trusts.  With the support of our Procurement team, we advise on the creation and implementation of LEAN procurement processes, ensuring our clients achieve value for money in a timely manner. 

Our Public Policy team has a deep understanding of Government, the media and other influencer groups across the UK, and helps clients to understand both what policy developments may mean for their organisation, and how to engage in the political process.

Our leading Parliamentary Team, advise on legal, strategic and procedural issues associated within the Parliamentary process. Our services cover both the Westminster Parliament and the legislatures of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

We work with all types of organisations across the public sector and our advice spans almost every area of public and commercial law, including:

  • PFI / PPP (roads, schools, housing, waste and street lighting) partnering
  • Joint Ventures (including LABVS and LHCS)
  • EU procurement and state aid
  • Employment and Pensions
  • Construction (including litigation and arbitration)
  • Commercial litigation
  • IT and Outsourcing projects
  • Property, Planning & Real Estate
  • Corporate & Finance
  • Intellectual Property

At the heart of our success are our people.  Recruiting and retaining top calibre lawyers is paramount - we have more Tier 1 rankings and recommended practises in the Legal 500 than any other firm for the third consecutive year and more Band 1 rankings than any other firm in 2017's Chambers Guide.

As an associate member of the Business Services Association we are actively engaged in representing the interests of the industry.

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