Practical advice and assistance for public sector organisations concerning governance arrangements and administration.
Governance is a key area of concern for a wide variety of public sector organisations, especially local authorities, police authorities, fire and rescue authorities and health trusts.
The legal and practical requirements can be complex and wide-ranging, with a need for skilful management of the necessary arrangements.
Weightmans' legal experts have considerable experience in this field, and we can provide both public sector and corporate specialists to support your work as a public authority. Our in-depth expertise covers all aspects of administrative law and corporate governance, and enables us to deliver a comprehensive, value-for-money service.
We can assist you in particular with constitutional change, adapting to new legislative requirements, best practice and Corporate Performance Assessment achievement. We can also help you bring together governance, internal control, risk management, legal awareness and compliance in the way that suits you best.
Our depth of knowledge throughout the public sector enables us to provide in-depth advice on joint working arrangements. As a major national practice, we can draw on the special expertise of our Corporate team to help you set up partnerships, joint ventures and innovative structures for joint service delivery.
Further services include advising on information governance, data sharing, data protection, access to information and Freedom of Information. We also deal with ethical conduct investigations and hearings, and provide advice and training on ethical standards issues and mediation.
As part of our holistic service to help you plan and prepare for change, we can help you to review the provision of legal and democratic services, and provide you with short-term solutions during periods of development.