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4-5 Gray’s Inn Square is a leading public and local government chambers. We have long standing relationships with Local Authorities throughout England and Wales and are committed to the provision of creative and practical legal advice responsive to the commercial needs of our clients. We have a reputation for excellence across all of our practice areas.

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Public & Local Government

Members of 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square have for many years covered all aspects of Local Government and in some areas, (elections for example) they have appeared in all the leading cases in the past 25 years. Work includes vires and allocation of functions, constitutional issues, standards, discrimination and equality duties. Members have undertaken numerous cases involving the re-organisation of authorities. Local Government Finance including precepts and referendums has had full consideration both on a regional and local scale. Highways work and infrastructure projects are regularly undertaken together with licensing both of premises and functions (e.g. taxis). Planning and environmental work is recognised as a core local authority function and chambers regularly represent Authorities in both large and small inquiries. Public procurement throughout the United Kingdom has been undertaken. The preceding work and more has given great experience of judicial review and statutory appeals. Court of Protection work is undertaken as are matters relating to social services, community care, mental health, rating and housing.

 
 

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