Geldards has a long history of providing a wide range of legal services to public bodies in central, devolved and local government and has a reputation second to none.
Over the years we have been at the leading edge of important public policy developments and new methods of delivering public services:
- Urban regeneration, working with national and regional development agencies, development corporations and coalfield regeneration programmes
- Public/private sector partnerships
- Managing mass equal pay claims
- Innovative public service reconfiguration
- Education reform and new kinds of secular and faith schools in England
- The advent of devolved government in Wales
Our reputation as an adviser to public bodies is confirmed by our membership of several framework panels including:
Members of the firm are active contributors to public policy development and several have experience of sitting as members of public body boards. Areas where members are active include Local Enterprise Partnerships, marine management, national and local cultural bodies, advisory bodies on planning law reform in Wales and the introduction of Welsh land transaction taxation.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"'The team provides very proactive and responsive advice"
Wales, Legal 500 2021
"'The team has a good knowledge and understanding of the factors and constraints of public sector work"
‘The team are easy to deal with, very responsive with good attention to detail. Their level of engagement in projects and willingness to work alongside in-house lawyers is valuable.’
East Midlands, Legal 500 2021
"'Geldards is efficient and flexible in its approach to cases. It provides a client-oriented service backed with strong technical expertise, responds promptly to matters raised, and adopts a proactive and pragmatic approach to finding solutions to potential obstacles’
"They're commercial in their approach to disputes."
UK Wide, Chambers & Partners 2021
"'The team is very approachable and works well together across a wide range of specialisms in order to support the client on complex regeneration and development projects"
Legal 500 2020 - Local Government