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Public Law

What we do

Awarded the highest ranking in its field by Chambers and Partners, our market-leading Public Law team assists public bodies to meet the challenges of service provision. We are experts in navigating change, creating the space for clients to achieve their service aims without legal challenge.

What we are known for

We find solutions, not just risks. We understand the special culture that applies to the exercise of public functions, and the importance of fairness, equality and efficiency.

We offer pragmatic, expert advice to develop robust policies, procedures and decision-making processes to make legal challenge unnecessary. Where challenge is unavoidable, we have some of the strongest dispute resolution experts in the sector.

Detailed elements of our services 

We advise on a wide range of matters, from constitutional and governance issues, equalities and human rights, to developing commercial and income generating relationships, exercising regulatory functions, and formulating and implementing policy.

What our clients say

'One client comments: "They're experts in their fields with a fantastic grasp of the issues facing public bodies and a very pragmatic approach".' Chambers and Partners UK 2019 Edition, Administrative and public law, UK-wide

'Clients say the team "works together very well and they are able to cover one another without requiring additional briefing. Client service and billing transparency are both excellent".' Chambers and Partners UK 2018 Edition, Administrative and public law, UK-wide

'The team "works together very well and they are able to cover one another without requiring additional briefing. Client service and billing transparency are both excellent".' Chambers and Partners UK 2018 Edition, Administrative and public law, UK-wide

"They have excellent interpersonal skills and integrate into our team very well. They are very adept at team working. They go above and beyond the legal stuff - really considered advice that goes beyond what we have to do legally." Chambers and Partners UK 2018 Edition, Administrative and public law, UK-wide

"They held our hands through a tender process and were very knowledgeable on the issues. We would definitely use them again." Chambers and Partners UK 2018 Edition, Public procurement, UK-wide

'The "outstanding" DAC Beachcroft LLP shines in the healthcare sector, providing "quality support on difficult issues".' Legal 500 UK 2017 Edition, Public sector: Administrative and public law, London

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Anne Crofts

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Ioan Davies

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Victoria Fletcher

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Darryn Hale

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Aidan Healy

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