We provide a range of specialist services to all tiers of local government nationwide and particularly in London, the South and South West always fully recognising the importance of not only legal issues but also the law, procedural and financial controls affecting local authority projects.
Our ability to provide national expertise at highly competitive rates is evident from the number of repeat instructions from our long standing local authority clients, and the increasing number of new appointments to advise local authority consortia as well as individual authorities.
We regularly advise and represent local authority clients on internal management issues and front line operational matters, including:
- Projects and Infrastructure
- State Aid
- Planning and Environment
- Technology, Media & Communications
- Joint Ventures
- Urban Regeneration
- Dispute Resolution
- Practical Advice
The Local Government Team is a cross-departmental group of specialist lawyers with experience in advising local authorities on a wide range of legal issues. Their expertise is complemented by a thorough understanding of the political and budgetary constraints of government bodies, thus ensuring that the advice provided on local government matters by Michelmores is practical as well as clear, prompt and accurate.
As part of our Local Government's Group service we regularly provide training and legal updates to in-house lawyers. Training provided to our local government clients includes:
- Top Tips on Procurement
- Development Agreements The Remedies Directive
- Property Partnership Structures
- Redevelopment and Regeneration
- Planning Update
- Planning in an Uncertain World
- Gypsy and Traveller - Law and Policy
- Employment Law update
"Michelmores LLP delivers an excellent level of local government service under practice head Carol McCormack OBE"
Legal 500 (2009)