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Bevan Brittan LLP

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London > Public sector > Local government

(Leading individuals)

Melanie CarterBevan Brittan LLP

The local government team at Bevan Brittan LLP continues to act for local authorities all over the country, with offices across the UK giving the firm a strong national reach. The main work themes for the team this year have been the commercialisation agenda, growth and place agenda, governance, contract management, disputes and the response to climate change from local authorities. Practice head David Hutton advises on transportation, environmental disasters, procurements and PPPs and PFIs, while Virginia Cooper advises clients on powers and jurisdiction, as well as supporting them with investigations and judicial reviews. Steven Smith leads on high profile local authority development work and Olivia Carter has defended a number of high profile judicial reviews and procurement challenges. The last year has seen the team grow with the arrivals of public & regulatory law expert Melanie Carter from Bates Wells, commercial specialist Ash Woodcock from Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP and pensions head Nigel Bolton from Freeths LLP.

London > Dispute resolution > Professional discipline

(Hall of Fame)

Melanie Carter – Bevan Brittan LLP

(Firms to watch)

Bevan Brittan LLP has made a number of eye-catching hires of late, including the highly regarded Melanie Carter from Bates Wells and former Capsticks LLP partner Daniel Purcell.

London > Public sector > Administrative and public law

Bevan Brittan LLP is proficient in many sectors of public law, including governance, health, social care and housing. The firm benefits from its cross-departmental teams, combining sector-specific knowledge and public law expertise to provide support to clients which is ‘commercially aware, whilst also being in line with public law principles‘. The team have represented clients in high profile judicial review challenges in both the Supreme Court and European Court of Justice. Virginia Cooper head up the department, acting for a wide range of clients, including the Local Government Association. Stuart Marchant is on the forefront of mental health cases, and has recently handled pre-eminent cases in the Court of Appeal. Olivia Carter leads on high profile and complex judicial review challenges, including those concerning compliance with the Equality Act 2010. Amy Tschobotko is another name to watch, while the team was also boosted by the recent arrival of public & regulatory law expert Melanie Carter from Bates Wells.