Our education and local government team is a dedicated resource of professionals who have significant experience of advising local authorities on major projects and leading key programmes.

With members of our team having worked in-house as local authority lawyers, we understand the many sensitivities and complexities of local government and make ourselves available for informal discussions or to act as a sounding board for new ideas.

Core Areas of Focus:


The team are experienced in advising on general local government law issues including:

  • Joint committees and powers
  • Procurement
  • Local authority finance and governance
  • Joint venture and incremental partnership structures
  • Property portfolios (local asset-based vehicles)
  • Regeneration and social housing
  • Infrastructure
  • Waste
  • Education
  • Outsourcing
  • Technology projects

Because of our specialist focus, we regularly provide training to local authorities as well as providing tailored in-house training sessions if requested.

We act for a wide range of local authorities nationally and are panel advisers to several local authorities, providing a breadth and depth of expertise many other law firms are not able to match.


The Chambers UK 2016 independent legal directory ranks our team as a leading practice.

Client Testimonials include :

"They've been very responsive to what we need."

"It's great to work with someone (Andrew Pettinger) who understands the issues that we have had....he is very easy to work with."

AG is a supplier of legal services under the Catalist framework of contracts set up by the Office of Government Commerce.
For more information, please don't hesitate to contact a member of our experienced team.

Key contacts

Meet the team
Andrew Pettinger

Andrew Pettinger

Partner, Infrastructure, Projects and Energy
United Kingdom

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Michael O'Connor

Michael O'Connor

Partner, Chair of Government Contracting Group, Co-head of Healthcare Sector
United Kingdom

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