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UK Guide 2023
Wales Administrative & Public Law
Band 3

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Provided by Geldards LLP

Geldards has had a dedicated public and administrative law practice . The firm is well-know for its work for public sector clients generally and much of the firm’s work in this area is in support of the extensive public-sector team in England and Wales.
In this area we are characterised by the unique blend of heavyweight work within both jurisdictional entitles within England and Wales coupled with breadth of our offering in terms of the number and type of bodies for whom we act.
Geldards wide cross-section of clients that includes local authorities, central government, NDPB’s and regulatory bodies. Geldards has a reputation and a track record of delivering complex, long-term, sensitive and challenging projects frequently involving collaboration between public bodies and between public and private organisations and which involve public and administrative law considerations.
In England Geldards’ is a panel member of two of the largest local government legal services panels – EMLawshare (to which the firm was reappointed in 2018) and the North-West Local Authorities Legal Services Consortium.
In Wales, Geldards remains the pre-eminent firm in administrative and public law and is seen as the “go-to” firm by public sector bodies for high value and politically sensitive matters and known for its understanding of the Welsh devolved institutions. The firm is a long-standing adviser to the Welsh Public Sector acting for the Welsh Government and its subsidiaries and sponsored bodies. 

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Administrative & Public Law - Wales
Band 3
What the team is known for

Geldards has a full-service offering for public sector clients, including the Welsh ministers and various local authorities across Wales. The firm also represents businesses and individual claimants challenging public body decisions. Its experience includes planning, property, environment and public inquiries. The team is also frequently called upon to advise on governance and service delivery models.

Notable practitioners

Jonathan Griffiths is a key contact.

Work Highlights

Provided by Geldards LLP
  • Geldards successfully defended the Welsh Ministers in a judicial review brought by an individual on behalf of a community pressure group known as Save the Northern Meadows. It sought to challenge the decision to approve the development of a new Velindre Cancer Hospital in South Wales.


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