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									The Public Sector
A new breed of legal services
Harrison Clark’s public sector team combines a deep                                                       At Harrison Clark, our wide range of legal services for public
understanding of public sector organisations with a pragmatic                                             sector clients cut across traditional boundaries between the
commercial approach.                                                                                      public and private sectors. Alongside an in-depth knowledge of
                                                                                                          the way that public sector organisations work, we also provide
Our expert team has worked with public sector                                                             commercial good sense.
organisations facing a wide range of challenging
situations and our clients range from local
authorities of all sizes through to the NHS and the                                                       Employment Law                                         We offer advice and support on all employment law
police. Whether you’re dealing with a high-profile                                                        Harrison Clark has one of the largest and most         issues, such as drafting contracts, project planning
employment issue or you need advice on a                                                                  experienced specialist employment and HR teams in      and multi-claimant equal pay litigation.
multi-million pound contract, we can help.                                                                the Midlands. We provide practical and creative
Our unique service, informed by experience                                                                solutions to employment law and HR issues - at a       “The employment law advice from Harrison Clark’s
across many sectors, allows you to concentrate                                                            competitive price.                                     team has been invaluable. They offer a very
on providing the very best service to the public.                                                                                                                personal approach and are an excellent sounding
                                                                                                          We pride ourselves on being approachable and           board. They make complex legal issues simple and
With our public sector services, we offer much        Harrison Clark’s practical approach to legal        passionate about what we do and we take the time       as a client I always go away with a solution.”
more than most law firms - we can even provide        problems is matched by our ability to provide the   to listen to and understand your organisation’s        Wendy Bridgwater, HR Manager, South Staffordshire Council

tailored in-house training for your own legal team    best expert advice at cost-effective rates – we     values, visions and goals. Through this, we can help
and senior employees, to enable them to               understand how vital this is at a time when every   you to manage your staff well and to avoid costly
approach legal problems with confidence.              penny spent on external legal advice has to be      and time-consuming litigation, leaving you more free
                                                      justified. Our aim is to save you money by giving   time to focus on achieving your goals.
                                                      the best advice at the right time.

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Commercial Litigation                                    Property Litigation                                     We can help your organisation with all types of
Our litigation and dispute resolution team has the       Our property litigation team acts for a wide range of   contracts, including supply and purchase agreements,
strength and depth of experience to deal with            clients, including developers, educational              agency and distribution agreements, outsourcing and
complex disputes of all kinds.                           establishments, charities, financial institutions,      consultancy and joint venture agreements.
                                                         investors, property managers and retailers.
We understand that clients need lawyers with a
progressive approach to finding commercial               Our aim is to provide early, realistic advice on
solutions, client service and billing. Our team always   settlement and strategy in order to resolve property
looks to balance the potential recoveries against the    disputes quickly and cost-effectively, whether that’s
costs and risks involved in pursuing a claim.            through litigation or alternative dispute resolution,
We also have considerable experience of various          such as mediation. We advise on a variety of
forms of alternative dispute resolution, including       commercial property and residential landlord and
arbitration, adjudication, mediation, early neutral      tenant disputes.
evaluation and expert determination.

                                                         Contract and Commercial
“Harrison Clark LLP is a first tier firm, and is           Commercial experience is becoming increasingly
complimented for its ‘pragmatic approach to              important for public sector organisations.
issues’. The team recently has been involved in
claims ranging in value from £50,000 to over £10m”.      We understand that the dividing line between the
Legal 500                                                public and private sectors can be artificial, and our
                                                         clients benefit from our experience and expertise in
                                                         both sectors.

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Construction and Engineering                              Renewable Energy                                         broad range of clients from the public and private
Our specialist team offers a full range of services to    The renewable energy team advises individuals and        sector. The team have worked with start up
public sector clients including advice and training on:   businesses on a wide range of legal issues relating to   businesses and new partnerships developing in
4 Procurement and challenges to contract                  the renewable energy sector and has established          response to this market as well as existing market
    awards;                                               close links with lenders and specialist professional     leaders. The needs of the specific project or business
4 Contract drafting including framework                   advisors to ensure that you receive advice from          can be diverse. We have a team of specialists who
    agreements and amendments to standard forms           professionals who understand the sector.                 can provide the services you need.
    such as PPC 2000, NEC3, and JCT;
4 Dispute resolution including adjudication,              Key services                                             Property
    mediation, arbitration, and litigation;               To operate in this market you may need to rely upon      Our property team’s success is based on its talented
4 Consultant appointments and professional                advice on a number of key issues;                        lawyers and their formidable mix of knowledge,
    negligence claims;                                    4 Regulation                                             experience and enthusiasm. With clients across the       Education
4 Regulatory offences including health and safety         4 Planning                                               public and private sectors, the team offers a full       The Harrison Clark team understands how the world
    and environmental claims.                             4 Property                                               range of services and provides user-friendly, precise    of education works and has experience of the wide
                                                          4 Construction                                           and cost-effective advice on all property issues. We     range of legal issues which affect educational
Our team members include accredited                       4 Corporate Structure & Financing                        pride ourselves on the consistency of quality and        establishments. We can offer assistance and
adjudicators and mediators. We are also able to           4 Contracts                                              experience that our clients receive.                     solutions for your educational organisation, whatever
offer advice on the valuation of claims and a ‘one        4 Intellectual Property                                                                                           your needs.
stop shop’ adjudication service via in-house
quantity surveyors. We provide a more cost                Members of the team have acted on a diverse              Harrison Clark also offers advice in relation to
effective and personal service than any of our            range of projects and technologies including             healthcare, renewables, debt recovery and
regional and national competitors.                        offshore / onshore wind farms / anaerobic digestion      personal injury – visit our website for more
                                                          plants / biomass and solar PV. The team act for a        details

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Cheltenham       T: 01242 269198    F: 01242 584195   Kings House 127 Promenade Cheltenham GL50 1NW
Hereford         T: 01432 349670    F: 01432 349660   Thorpe House 29 Broad Street Hereford HR4 9AR
Ross-on-Wye      T: 01989 562377    F: 01989 565961   6 High Street Ross-on-Wye HR9 5HL
Worcester        T: 01905 612001    F: 01905 744899   5 Deansway Worcester WR1 2JG

Serviced Offices
London          T: 0207 014 3360
Birmingham      T: 0121 237 6009

info@harrison– www.harrison–

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