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Regional & Local Government

The delivery of front-line services to communities increasingly relies on all levels of government's ability to do more with less and to respond to changing regulatory and funding frameworks with solutions and robust strategies. All of this has to be achieved within a context of unprecedented economic, social and environmental disruption. All levels of government will shoulder great responsibility for interventions and steering economies through the coronavirus pandemic and shape a new world in which resilience, sustainability and climate change are at the core.

How we can help

Understanding your legal commercial needs

DWF's local government team spans the world which means we can draw on global as well as local knowledge when advising clients on global issues. This is combined with our expertise and focus on core specialisms, which include: banking, commercial contracts, state aid and subsidies construction, debt recovery, employment advice, grant funding applications and projects, health and safety, insolvency, insurance claims and counter fraud services, joint ventures, collaborations and partnerships, judicial reviews, litigation, mergers & acquisitions, major regeneration projects, PFI projects, pensions, public procurement, real estate, regulatory and compliance issues, social housing, strategic planning advice, and vires and governance.

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 tackling global agendas such as the climate emergency and 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 government departments. Clients praise our team for their ability to identify the right approach and communicate in sector-relevant language.

Crown Commercial Services Framework

DWF is delighted to have been appointed to the Crown Commercial Services 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.

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European Structural Funds Response
DWF’s Public Sector team are experts at advising public and private sector recipients of European Structural and Investment Funds on how to handle audits.
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