Acting for HM Government is part of Addleshaw Goddard’s DNA. We have advised numerous ministerial departments, executive agencies and NDPBs on strategically important, high profile projects and programmes for many years. 

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We understand not only the legal framework within which government operates but also the high level of political scrutiny which is applied to the decisions it makes and how this impacts on the legal advice it requires. For example, public money must be managed demonstrably in accordance with all applicable standards, the need for transparency and the application of FOIA and the EIR must be borne in mind at all times, contract terms must take into account wider strategic, policy and economic objectives, including net zero targets, and susceptibility to judicial review requires a robust audit trail to justify every decision.

We are extremely proud of our long and successful relationship with the public sector, which in recent times has included successful defence of claims against government procurement, high profile public inquiry work, and the refurbishment of iconic, landmark buildings.

Our public sector teams work from offices across the UK, combing true national reach with deep local roots.

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