As we know all too well, in these austere times public service organisations have to work smarter and differently to try to maintain services, whilst having to manage increased budget pressures. As a result we would like to offer to help save you some money on your external legal expenditure.
|For some types of work a fixed fee can be offered. Our high value hourly rates make total business sense. Please compare our rates to those that you may currently be paying and decide for yourself.||
If you think we might be able to help, we would be pleased to discuss this further with you.
View our teams and services in detail below.
• Civil Matters
• Adult Safeguarding
• Land Acquisitions & Disposals
• Procurement Contracts
• Child Care & Adoption Proceedings & Advice
• Deputyships and appointeeships
Teams | 100 people ready to help you…
Education, Employment, Litigation & Pensions Team
The team consists of highly skilled subject experts in Employment, Education, Litigation and Pensions and also prides itself on being able to deal with almost any contentious or non-contentious matter that comes through the door!
The team has developed an excellent reputation for its versatility and responsiveness and is the preferred legal provider for other public sector bodies including Academies and Schools, Borough Councils, the Probation Service, Police and Fire Authorities, Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent NHS Trust and Staffordshire Pensions Authority.
Property & Development Team
The team are regularly instructed in complex, high profile / value deals and are equally equipped to handle smaller, more straightforward transactions. Our wide range of clients have enabled the Property Section to develop specialisms in Education Land.
Examples include new schools and academy conversions; Estates – the sale, purchase letting and management of property portfolios; Pension Fund – the sale, purchase letting and management of circa £250m property portfolio nationwide consisting of central London and other nationally located office space, industrial parks, distribution centres, numerous retail premises of many leading high street brands; NHS Property – various landlord and tenant matters and general property related advice.
The team has experience gained in private practice as well as the public sector and currently inputs into district planning agreement consultations on behalf of the Highways Authority and Education Departments. They also have experience of advising District Councils on agreements and enforcement procedures showing a breadth of experience across the public sector.
The Contracts team provides support across the whole procurement spectrum from small projects below EU thresholds, to large scale £multi-million projects. The team puts a great deal of emphasis on commerciality, team working and strong personable relationships, both amongst the team and with their clients.
In addition to the drafting and completion of contractual documents, commercial and pragmatic advice is given by the team on all aspects of the procurement process including state aid, governance and risk mitigation. The team approach is one of working alongside and with the client rather than just for the client.
We are proud to be able to produce and deliver relevant and up to date training for commissioners, procurement staff and contract managers ensuring they are equipped with enough knowledge to know when they would need to involve legal advisors at their critical time of need.
The people in the team are a healthy amalgam of legal advisers with both private and public sector experience with varying levels of seniority to provide the right mix for every project, contract, transaction and client requirements.
Child Care and Adult Social Care Team
The Child Care and Adult Social Care team comprises of highly trained, dedicated lawyers and support staff who all have an exceptional level of experience in the area of work and all of them are accredited members of the Law Society Children Panel.
The team can offer the full range of legal services for any public body in the field of child protection as well as advocacy in all Courts, in addition to a consultancy service for other local authorities together with the delivery of bespoke training for social workers and managers in ‘court preparation and the legal process’.
Deputyship & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Team
This growing team is very experienced in managing the financial affairs of vulnerable people and ensuring their general welfare.
A bit about us...
Staffordshire Legal listens…
to client needs regardless of how complex or straight forward the matter is.
Staffordshire Legal specialises…
in Education, Employment, Litigation, Health, Adult Social Care, Pensions, Property & Development, Planning & Highways, Contracts, Childcare and Deputyships.
Staffordshire Legal supports…
through many years of experience understands the business needs of public sector clients.
Staffordshire Legal employs…
100 dedicated and committed lawyers and professional support staff.
Staffordshire Legal work…
can vary from a small piece of work to help clients through peaks in demand to major projects.
We provide all our services with speed, efficiency and with a client focused approach. For more information please contact us –
T: Customer Helpline 01785 895574
Legal Services, Staffordshire County Council
2 Staffordshire Place, Tipping Street, Stafford, ST16 2DH.
DX: 712320 Stafford 5
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