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39 Essex Chambers

39 Essex Chambers comprises leading practitioners who are recognised for their expertise in administrative and public, local government, education, environmental and planning, regulatory and disciplinary law, Court of Protection and public inquiries. The Legal 500 2018 says the ‘spot on’ set offers ‘a great mix of experience’ and ‘a diverse group of barristers’ who are ‘always willing to get involved as part of the wider legal team’.


Anthony Collins

We do things differently at Anthony Collins Solicitors. We have a proud history of supporting the public sector and unlike purely commercially-driven law firms, we deliver technical excellence with a genuine social conscience. Our desire to help transform communities means we are ideally placed to understand and support local authorities.


Bevan Brittan LLP
Bevan Brittan is a UK-Top 100 law firm providing a comprehensive range of legal and advisory services. Our local authority knowledge, coupled with the strong partnerships we build between our legal teams and our clients are the key to achieving successful alliances. If you would like to know more on how we can assist your authority, please visit our stand during the conference


Browne Jacobson LLP
We are a national law firm with a track record of helping over 200 local authorities and other public sector clients across England and Wales. Our teams work across all council service areas and are able to provide the expertise and resource sought by local authorities. Our goal is to deliver expert advice to support you in delivering your evolving roles and objectives.


For more than 20 years organisations in both the private and public sectors have been using our cloud-based software for legal practice and case management. By automating and streamlining processes, they help you increase case management productivity, improve time recording and billing accuracy, and make information management more effective.


DPS Software You will be more efficient and productive with our full suite of legal software. Our super quick web-based practice management system, DPS Spitfire, gives you the freedom to work from anywhere with an Internet connection. In the office, from court, from home. Wherever the place, you can remain productive.


Freeths LLP
Freeths is one of the UK’s leading law practices, ranked as a Top 50 law firm. Located in key cities across the Country, our cross-disciplinary team of 60+ specialist lawyers have over 25 years’ experience in the public sector. We have the experience and strength in depth to meet your Local Government needs.


Geldards is one of the largest legal public services specialist teams in the country focused on supporting the public sector and organisations providing services to the public sector. We provide legal advice to central government, to the devolved government in Wales and to over 25 local authorities in both England and Wales.


Iken is the UK’s leading provider of specialist case management, court bundling and reporting software for public sector teams. Iken works intuitively to drive productivity and minimise risk – allowing your team to work effectively anytime, anywhere, anyhow.


Landmark Chambers
Landmark Chambers has market-leading local government expertise, boasting strength in depth at all levels of seniority. Our barristers regularly advise local authorities in matters which are of the highest importance and the utmost sensitivity. Landmark barristers have the expertise to see all sides to legal problems, to give difficult advice when this is needed and devise strategies to robustly see off unmeritorious legal challenges.

Our counsel have market leading expertise in governance, health and social care, property, land transactions, procurement, and finance issues. Our counsel guide local authorities through the most complex of reorganisations and major regeneration projects


Lexis Nexis
LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information and analytics that help customers increase productivity, improve decision-making and outcomes, and advance the rule of law around the world.


Pinsent Masons
Our market leading local government team, comprising more than 100 lawyers across the UK, provides full service advice to local authorities. We are consistently Ranked Tier 1 in the Legal directories and acted for over 160 local authorities last year. We continue to act at the forefront of the Devolution agenda developing regional investment funds and vehicles to promote closer regional collaboration and regeneration. We are also widely regarded as the leading estate regeneration and housing development practice, having advised on some of the largest and most complex schemes to date.


Market-leading recruitment specialist Sellick Partnership offer a bespoke recruitment service to the legal sector, working in partnership with local authorities and central government bodies across the UK to provide locum, fixed-term and permanent legal professional services. We excel at delivering a tailored service, whilst recruiting for all specialisms and experience levels.


Sharpe Pritchard
We are the ‘go to’ firm for local authorities, known for our pragmatic approach. Our lawyers are specialists who advise on strategy and never forget the bigger picture. We focus on getting the best result for our clients including adapting existing ways of working and looking for innovative solutions.


Voted National Law Firm of the Year in The Lawyer Awards 2019, Shoosmiths offers a full range of legal advisory services to its public and private sector clients. We are renowned for delivering exemplar client service through our innovative and cost effective approach


Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is one of the world’s most trusted provider of answers, helping professionals make confident decisions and run better businesses.

Our team of experts brings together information, innovation and authoritative insight to unravel complex situations, helping you navigate complex statutory change, keep abreast of relevant case developments, and practise with confidence.

We’ve operated in the UK for more than 200 years since Sweet & Maxwell started selling legal texts. In the digital age we transformed legal research with the launch of Practical Law and Westlaw. And today we’re driving innovation through the use of legal technology to enable smarter working and to improve the delivery of legal services with solutions such as Drafting Assistant, Contract Express and our latest offering: Panoramic.



VWV have provided legal advice to the public sector for over 25 years, with experts specialising in property, planning, governance, standards, prudential borrowing and investment powers, employment law, TUPE, pensions and tax advice. VWV also have a dedicated public procurement and state aid team.


Weightmans is a top 45 law firm employing more than 1,200 people. We act for over 150 local authorities and more than 12 consortium panels. Members of our team have over 40 years’ in-house experience in local government.

Our unique combination of legal expertise, sector insight and an award-winning approach to client relationships, means we understand the financial, political and commercial issues you face - and the challenges to overcome. Whether it’s the devolution, integrated working or new ways of commissioning, we can help deliver real value for money from shrinking budgets.


Wesleyan for Lawyers
Wesleyan is a Financial Services mutual that provides specialist advice and solutions to Lawyers, Doctors, Dentists and Teachers. We aim to build life-long relationships with our customers and our Consultants are specially trained to understand career paths, pay scales, and workplace benefits, so can tailor their advice to your specialist needs.


Wilkin Chapman
Wilkin Chapman is a full service law firm which really knows local government. We provide MO support, disciplinary and whistleblowing investigations, governance reviews and employment law advice. Our standards investigations team combines police expertise and council officer knowledge. We recover Council Tax and Business Rates for 70 local authorities.


Womble Bond Dickinson
Womble Bond Dickinson is a transatlantic law firm, close to home. Our strong regional heritage and culture help us stay closer to our local government clients and the issues they care about, which all adds up to a hands-on, switched-on law firm with the ability to deliver intelligent and pragmatic advice and an outstanding personal service.