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Focused on public sector law

Eversheds Sutherland’s public sector practices offer focused strategic and transactional services, tailored to your organisation. Public sector entities operate in a highly pressurised environment and are increasingly facing the challenge of providing better service delivery with limited resources.

Against a backdrop of widespread reductions in public spending, British public authorities are being forced to make tough decisions to restrict services. Strategic planning is essential to clear policy direction and striking a balance between political policies and legislative requirements.

Experienced public sector lawyers

Eversheds Sutherland has extensive experience providing legal services to the public sector, including central government, local authorities and other organizations. Many of our lawyers have previously worked in the public sector, so have a clear understanding of your priorities.

We regularly advise on:

  • transformational projects
  • governance and structures
  • collaboration with the private sector and third sector (non-profit and voluntary organizations including NGOs, charities and social enterprises)
  • regeneration developments
  • outsourcing and procurement projects
  • investigations
  • public sector pensions

Eversheds Sutherland also has in-depth experience of representing and providing advice to sovereign states on matters of public international law.

Contact our public sector team

If you would like any further information or need advice on matters related to the public sector, please contact our legal team.

Crown Commercial Services (CCS)

We are delighted to be appointed to three Crown Commercial Services frameworks:

CCS RM6179 – Lot 2 – Finance and Complex Legal Advice Services

CCS RM6204 Rail Legal Services

CCS RM6240 Public Sector Legal Services, England & Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland:

Lot 1 - Full Service Provision,

Lot 2 - General Service Provision

Lot 3 - Transport And Rail Legal Services

In addition to our existing public sector contracts, these appointments reinforces the strength and depth of our commercial practice and our strong relationship with the UK government which has been forged over many years. We have extensive experience in providing legal services across a range of CCS mandatory and optional specialisms.

As a global law brand, our lawyers are united by our vision, values and understanding of our clients’ organisations and their needs. We consider every opportunity and issue with the same energy and creative, proactive approach. This can involve developing efficient structures for projects, devising novel case strategies in litigation and being at the forefront of new legal developments. We also offer our own tried and tested project management approach that enables us to deliver complex legal services through clear communication channels, "providing efficiency and certainty" for our clients.

Above all, we listen to our clients. Our solutions-oriented, service-led approach attracts clients faced with issues and opportunities that demand in-depth understanding of sector specific knowledge and the ability to manage substantial matters.