Public Case Studies

Divestment Strategies

Many authorities are exploring divestment and reprovisioning facilities to improve outcomes for their communities. View more

Many authorities are exploring divestment and reprovisioning facilities to improve outcomes for their communities.

This may be in respect of care homes, well-being centres, libraries or other significant assets/services.

We work with clients to advise on drafting, TUPE, negotiation of project agreements, and finalisation of all terms and conditions, including all real property, construction and employment aspects.

Contact:

Julie Roberts, Section Leader – Property: [email protected]
Emma Thomas, Section Leader/Solicitor – Employment: [email protected] for more information.

Support to Disposal of Public Assets and Marketing

Not all assets can or should be retained but sometimes it is essential to retain some aspect as a public facility as well as enabling a commercial disposal of other aspects. View more

Not all assets can or should be retained but sometimes it is essential to retain some aspect as a public facility as well as enabling a commercial disposal of other aspects.

We advise on, and deal with, disposals pursuant to S123 (2A) of the Local Government Act 1972, including drafting contract documentation to ensure retention of public facilities at no cost to the authorities, whilst enabling operation of the commercial aspects. We address rights of way, car parking, easements and other land issues.

Contact Emma Holmes for more information on [email protected]

Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour

We support our client authorities with innovative solutions to such challenges as street drinking and begging, as well as neighbour-related problems. View more

We support our client authorities with innovative solutions to such challenges as street drinking and begging, as well as neighbour-related problems.

Working closely with the Police and local businesses, Colchester BC was granted an indefinite injunction which forbids any begging and any person being in possession of alcohol in any form of open container within the town centre.

Contact [email protected]

Social Impact Bonds

Our team supported the establishment of the first local authority Social Impact Bond and we support commissioning organisations exploring such investment. View more

Our team supported the establishment of the first local authority Social Impact Bond and we support commissioning organisations exploring such investment.

We supported the procurement of a provider and deliverer using the competitive dialogue procedure.

We provide bespoke drafting for new models of delivery along with the drafting of an outcomes contract and payment mechanism. We work with funders’ solicitors on investment and banking documents.

We are working with HM Treasury to assist with setting up templates contracts and a tool kit for future Social Impact Bonds.

Contact Ashveni Thathiah, Solicitor: [email protected]  for more information

Country Parks Arrangements

We support the review process of country parks including options appraisal of alternative arrangements that may involve outsourcing and leasing. View more

We support the review process of country parks including options appraisal of alternative arrangements that may involve outsourcing and leasing.

We also provide advice on the TUPE process and governance in support of alternative management arrangements.

Contact Laura Edwards, Solicitor: [email protected] for more information.