Regional & Local Government

The delivery of frontline services to communities increasingly relies on a government's ability to do more with less and to respond to changing regulatory and funding frameworks with solutions and robust strategies - all securely and legally. With this, having legal support from those with a solid understanding of regional and local government  can be very important.

Understanding the Regional & Local Government sector

DWF's regional and local government team spans the world, which means we can draw on global as well as local knowledge when advising clients.

This is combined with our expertise and focus on core specialisms, which include:

  • Banking
  • Commercial contracts 
  • State aid and subsidies 
  • Grant funding applications and contracts
  • Public procurement
  • Joint ventures, collaborations and partnerships
  • Major regeneration projects
  • PFI projects
  • Infrastructure
  • Construction
  • Debt recovery
  • Employment advice
  • Health and safety
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance claims and counter fraud services
  • Judicial reviews
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Pensions
  • Real estate
  • Regulatory and compliance issues
  • Social housing
  • Strategic planning advice
  • Vires and governance

Our Regional & Local Government team deliver industry knowledge and expertise

Our legal experts across the world use their in-depth sector understanding and experience to direct you towards sustainable, decisive and strategic results. Having experts in many different countries also enables us to advise our clients on more than just the finer details of regional and local government. They can also provide guidance on tackling global agendas, for example climate emergency and more recently, health emergencies such as the coronavirus pandemic.

We’ve acted for a large number of local and regional authorities across many jurisdictions, as well as national and central government departments. Clients praise our team for their ability to identify the right approach and communicate in sector-relevant language.

Crown Commercial Service framework 

DWF is delighted to have been appointed to the Crown Commercial Service framework for 'Wider Public Sector – Legal Services' (RM3788). This means that if you are a public sector organisation and you qualify to use this CCS framework, you can now appoint us through the contract >

Latest reports and downloads

Will Levelling Up meet voter priorities?
DWF's YouGov survey examines the views of voters in England's North and Midlands. Read about the key findings in our report.
 
What now for climate change?
How regional and local government around the world is leading the response.
 

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