Government and public sector

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

Tier 1

We are appointed to the General Legal Advice Service panel (RM3786) for central government and public bodies and the Wider Public Sector panel (RM3788) for local government.


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

Long-standing relationship

We have supported the UK central government for over 30 years on abroad range of projects.

With over 1600 lawyers with public sector experience, Pinsent Masons is independently recognised as one of the leading legal providers to the 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 the UK 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.  


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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.

    Meet the team

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    Simon Colvin

    Partner, Head of Technology, Media and Telecoms

    Simon is the Global head of our TMT practice and leads large scale transactions in the technology and telecoms sectors.

    Colvin Simon
    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

    Partner, Parliamentary Agent

    Robbie leads our infrastructure planning and government affairs business. He advises on UK infrastructure and economic development policies, programmes and projects from a planning, environmental and administrative law perspective. This includes advising on policy formulation, enabling legislation, consenting and delivery.

    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