Public Sector

Leathes Prior acts for a number of public sector and quasi-public sector organisations. Our professional and client-based approach has enabled the firm to develop its expertise in all aspects of this field, making the team a leading choice for public sector organisations seeking legal representation and advice.

Corporate and Commercial 

The team’s range of expertise includes providing advice on, and regulating, commercial contracts, advising on the EU procurement requirements and process, advising on corporate structures and charity law and conducting construction litigation. In addition, we have a dedicated Employment Team. The commercial services we provide include:

  • Governance
  • Group structures
  • Charity law
  • Contracts (including EU procurement)
  • Planning
  • Construction litigation
  • Procurement
  • Funding
  • Employment

Property and regulatory

The team at Leathes Prior has a wide experience of a range of different property work, from advising large property developers to working in conjunction with local Housing Associations. The scope of the advice provided ranges from landlord and tenant queries and disputes to planning disputes and general advice on a Housing Association’s rights and obligations. The team has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the social housing sector and we are also frequently instructed in relation to landlord and tenant issues for public sector clients. Our property expertise includes advising on:

  • Land/property conveyancing (including shared ownership sales)
  • Property charging
  • Stock rationalisation
  • Development site acquisitions and disposals
  • Development agreements
  • 3rd party development arrangements
  • S106 agreements and planning obligations
  • Anti social behaviour
  • Tenancy agreements
  • Possession cases
  • Gas/electrical servicing