We work with a variety of government departments, non-departmental public bodies and public sector audit offices in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. We support on public law and constitutional issues, often providing expert legal opinion on matters of administrative law and statutory interpretation.

We advise such bodies on a project specific basis as well, supporting them in their procurement strategies and processes and helping them to structure their commercial arrangements in a way that best promotes their primary objectives.

We have one of the largest teams of public sector legal specialists in the country and a track record spanning over two centuries. Our core areas of expertise are:

Our team has a great deal of expertise advising central and local government and the bodies which audit them. We are familiar with the recurring practical and legal issues associated with delivering value for money and believe our experience can help you to achieve maximum results with the resources you have available to you.

Recent experience

We are the primary supplier of commercial, constitutional and public law advice to a leading independent public body.  Our advice for them incorporates:


We have also recently advised a port authority on the commercial, contractual and company arrangements for the transfer of the river port and the associated development of a new outer harbour.  During the project we provided advice on:

  • public procurement
  • contractual advice and drafting
  • PPPs and project finance
  • outsourcing
  • competition law
  • regulatory law (including specific transport and port regulation)
  • construction and infrastructure law
  • intellectual property


Contact Details

Richard Tinham


Tel. +44 (0)20 7593 5165

Fax. +44 (0)20 7593 0316

Email. rtinham@wslaw.co.uk

Richard Tinham

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