The pace of change in the public sector, combined with cost pressures, is leading more public sector organisations to look at restructuring their service delivery and asset holdings.
Such exercises are fraught with potential pitfalls and, if not carried out correctly and sensitively, can cause financial, workforce and organisational problems which are rarely minor and often attract unwelcome publicity, particularly within larger organisations.
However, while restructuring is rarely without some degree of disruption, taking advice from experienced professionals at an early stage can take a lot of the headaches and the uncertainty out of the process.
As a full service law firm with a long history of working with organisations in the public sector, we have advised on a wide range of restructurings in sectors including health, local government, education and government agencies.
By calling on the expertise of leading specialists in employment, HR, pensions, IT, finance and procurement, we can give you the full picture on your restructuring from the initial planning stages, to procurement through to completion and beyond.
New developments of course now mean that in the NHS Monitor has taken the role of the competition authority and it is important that in the NHS as elsewhere consideration is given to the competition effects of any restructuring.
Involving us at an early stage means we can also help to act as a ‘sounding board’ for your ideas, using our experience to suggest potential solutions for your organisation.
We have also been brought in by clients to do post-implementation reviews to verify performance and changes against the contract and this has resulted in substantial financial and non-financial benefits to clients.
Our services include advice on:
- Acquisitions and disposal of land
- Contracts and Commercial agreements
- Health law
- IT procurement
- Judicial review
- Local government law
- Trade unions
- TUPE transfers
For more information on how we can help build a new future for your organisation, please get in touch.
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