Cost pressures and the drive for more innovation have led an increasing number of organisations in the public sector to look at ways of working together and with the voluntary and private sectors.
Whilst there are a number of potential advantages to be gained from the pooling of resources and ideas, there are also potential pitfalls for the organisations involved.
Our public sector team has experience of advising on a wide range of collaborative working agreements involving public or voluntary and private sector partners.
We have worked on a series of pioneering schemes which have helped to bring about efficiencies in public sector organisations whilst ensuring continued expertise and best practice.
We deal with issues including formation of new corporate and trading structures, risk and liability management, governance arrangements, insurance, performance, flexibility and cost efficiencies.
We are also experts in advising on the practical aspects of collaborative working, such as employee transfers, pensions and HR matters, property issues and arrangements with sub-contractors and suppliers.
Our aim is to make sure that everyone knows where they stand when it comes to collaborative working, ensuring excellent end results and ensuring that your interests as a client are protected.
Our services include advice on:
- Collaborative agreements
- Dispute resolution
- Governance and vires issues
- Joint procurement
- Joint tendering
- Joint ventures
- Operational efficiencies
- Public / private partnership agreements
- Public consultation
- Trade Unions
- Trading structures
- Workforce and HR issues
For more details on how we can help your organisation, please get in touch.
What Our Clients Say
"I continue to find the members of Ward Hadaway to be both personable and proactive and they are always on call to discuss any queries we may have. The team provide accurate, timely and balanced advice, are willing to 'go the extra mile' and are very good at offering options for minimising legal expenditure."
Chris Parsons, Director of Estates and Facilities, Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust.
PFI Law Firm of the Year 2014
PFI Law Firm of the Year 2013