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.
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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
Some jobs such as care workers, security guards and nightwatchmen require the individual to work night shifts where they may, with the approval of their employer, sleep during some or all of the shift, but nevertheless remain on standby during that time. The Supreme Court was asked to decide how many hours such a worker should be paid for the purpose of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) which will be raised to £8.91 from April 2021 for over 23s.
Is there an obligation to consider resident workforce prior to employing migrants? Julie Bann and Aleksandra Wolek report.
Rob Hann, Sharpe Pritchard’s Head of Local Government takes a look at the House of Common’s Public Account Committees’ recent report into the pending expiry of PFI contracts which contains some interesting recommendations….
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