Winckworth Sherwood

Local Government Department

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What the team is known for Extensive knowledge of matters involving procurement, planning, regeneration, housing and development. Advises local authorities on the creation of leisure centres, museums and theatres. Acts on behalf of local authorities all over the UK from its London base.

Strengths"They're professional, knowledgeable and respected in the leisure industry," observes a source.

Interviewees say: "They're a friendly firm that offers good-quality advice."

Work highlights Acted for Lichfield District Council on the outsourcing of its leisure portfolio.

Notable practitioners

Joanna Bussell
routinely acts for local government clients in public sector law matters. She is noted for her experience in a number of areas, including outsourcing and charities.
"Joanna is easy to understand and provides clarity where difficult contract situations exist. She simplifies issues to a more basic level without losing the detail." "She gets the confidence of the clients and won't be shy in saying if something isn't being handled the right way."