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Local authorities

It’s common knowledge that Local Authorities are facing immense financial pressures. The requirement to make unprecedented levels of savings is coexistent with an unrelenting demand for services.

It’s essential, therefore, that decisions made in this climate are managed closely and responsibly.

We have a deep understanding of the political, social and commercial challenges Local Authorities face. We act for a number of Local Authorities and our pricing is consistently sustainable and realistic, representing best value.

Rory Alexander, who leads our team, is recognised as a "public sector expert" by the Legal 500.  We’re one of the very few firms which has significant experience in advising Local Authorities right across their service areas, from corporate structures to delivering shared services, all the way through to highly sensitive child care matters. 

This depth and range of experience means we’ve attracted significant clients along with high profile instructions. We’re seen as a trusted partner and have specialists across a wide spectrum of legal areas with solid experience of handling high value and highly sensitive matters.

Why choose Morton Fraser

  • We understand the needs of the sector
  • We serve over a hundred public sector clients
  • We have over eighty specialists in our public sector team
  • We work to protect the public purse 
  • We know how unique our clients are
  • We are constantly improving and innovating

For our Local Government clients we cover:

  • Contentious property
  • Debt recovery
  • Defender reparation
  • Employment
  • Fraud and financial crime
  • Health and safety
  • Intellectual property
  • Licensing
  • Litigation (including child care)
  • Planning and transportation
  • State Aid
  • Property development and regeneration
  • Public law