"A long-held reputation for strength in charities law." Chambers UK, 2013

Public Sector

Public sector and charities clients have sought the advice of our expert lawyers for over 30 years. Our track record in serving over 70 local authorities, 30 central government clients, dozens of charities, multiple universities, lenders and investors has given us a comprehensive understanding of the policy implications, obligations and challenges faced by these sectors, an understanding that we apply to deliver legal solutions on behalf of our clients. Specific areas of focus for BLP include:

  • Advising local government, central government and non-departmental public bodies on all aspects of their legal work, with a particular emphasis on planning, construction, real estate, funding and governance.
  • Delivery of commercial solutions for all legal issues affecting charities, including the powers and duties of trustees, governance, cross-border giving, charity incorporations and mergers, legislation affecting charities and Charity Commission policies and operational guidance.
  • Acting for schools, higher education institutions, further education colleges, plus banks and developers working within the education sector, with a particular emphasis on all aspects of funding, planning, development, sales, lease and management of land and property for major education projects.

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