For lawyers in private practice, advising a public sector organisation can raise specific challenges in areas of the law that may otherwise be unfamiliar. Having access to up-to-date guidance on these new areas is essential, to ensure accurate legal advice is delivered cost effectively to the public sector organisation.
PLC publishes guidance on all aspects of public law as well as updates on the latest developments in a weekly e-mail. Written and maintained by a team of legal experts, many with experience of working in public bodies, these materials are available to lawyers working in and advising the public sector through a subscription to PLC Public Sector and also to lawyers working in private practice.
Lawyers in private practice will find the topics shown below particularly relevant when advising on key public sector areas such as shared services, academy schools, GP commissioning, the Localism Bill and reforms of the planning system.
For information on future content due to be published on public law topics, see PLC Public Sector's provisional publishing schedule.
In addition to the above maintained practice notes, the PLC Public Sector weekly e-mail includes details of the latest legal developments in public law. See a selection of recent updates, all of which are available to lawyers in private practice.
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Subscribers can submit queries on public law directly to the PLC Public Sector professional support team.
The PLC Public Sector team and leading legal commentators post their thoughts on "hot" public law topics of interest to the public sector.
Every week the most important developments for those advising public bodies are summarised in our recommended actions.