About Sharpe Pritchard
Sharpe Pritchard is a firm of public law specialists, which serves a client base across the nation, comprising of local authorities, other public sector organisations and registered social landlords, as well as commercial clients and third sector organisations.
The firm advises on a wide range of public law matters, spanning electoral law, procurement, construction, infrastructure, data protection and information law, planning and dispute resolution, to name a few key specialisms.
All public sector organisations have a route to instruct Sharpe Pritchard through the various frameworks the firm is appointed to. For further information on our services, please click here.
Our Latest Insight
Spotlight on the Law
During an extraordinary year, here are the views from each of the specialist teams across Sharpe Pritchard on the cases and developments over 2020 that had a significant impact on their respective practice areas, along with a look-ahead to what we may expect to see in 2021.
Our Recent Articles
Colin Ricciardiello looks at the use of expert witnesses in the wake of an important recent decision.
The High Court has ruled that the Minister for the Cabinet Office, Michael Gove, broke the law by giving a contract to a market research company, Public First, who are run by long-time associates of his. Anna Sidebottom, Francesca Gallagher and Clare Mendelle report.
Rachel Lee and Christos Paphiti examine the time period for determination of Prior Approval (‘PA’) applications and explore how a local authority can extend the time period for determination.
Our Head of Local Government
Rob Hann is Head of the Local Government team at Sharpe Pritchard. He has over 30 years in local government, having worked for several local authorities and as the ex-head of legal at 4ps/Local Partnerships for many years.
He is also the author/editor of two major guides on local authority charging and trading and local authority companies and partnerships both of which are now exclusively available through the Sharpe Edge platform in e-format.
We want to hear from you with any general questions about local government law that you want to know the answers to.
Simply follow the link below to submit your question:
A Guide to Local Authority Charging and Trading Powers
Written and edited by Sharpe Pritchard’s Head of Local Government, Rob Hann,
A Guide to Local Authority Charging and Trading Powers covers:
• Updated charging powers compendium • Commercial trading options
• Teckal ‘public to public’ • Localism Act
Available to buy:
A Guide to Local Authority Companies and Partnerships
“An invaluable, comprehensive toolkit for lawyers, law firms and others advising
- Local Authority Chief Executive