Public Sector Services

Anderson Strathern has been providing legal services to the Public Sector for decades. We act for over 120 public bodies in Scotland and beyond. We are recognised as leading public sector experts: our industry rankings for our work across the entire public sector are unsurpassed.

Our Public Sector services Expertise

How we can help

We have a clear and thorough understanding of the public sector in Scotland through our significant experience working with public bodies, secondments and close working relationships. We have substantial detailed knowledge of the regulatory, political and financial environment in which public bodies operate and the associated risks they manage.  Mindful of economic pressures, our cutting-edge efficiencies, alternative delivery and pricing structures allow public sector clients to maintain services and harness external expertise while controlling costs.

The need to combine high quality advice with best value is paramount, as such we continuously deliver added value services including training, secondments and legal updates on relevant areas of law.  Our management structures provide service delivery Client Relationship Managers to facilitate transparency, accountability and continual improvement through regular reviews and effective communication to ensure each client’s legal needs are met.

We collaborate with clients to deliver projects and services that create opportunities and regenerate communities, and understand the policy context and unique sensitivities of public sector work.  Our experts help lead and contribute to change in the sector.

Our expertise

We advise across the full spectrum of legal services required by our public sector clients – no other firm has the same scale and range of clients.  From central and local government to health, housing, education, and Charities & Third sector, our lawyers understand your sector and add value to your work.

We work across every practice area including mental health, fatal accident inquiries, licensing, health & safety, data protection, professional regulation, child law, adult protection, employment, immigration, pensions, intellectual property, transport, commercial disputes, construction, environment, planning, competition and procurement, commercial property, and many more.

We are renowned for our public law work, including freedom of information, data protection, human rights, statutory interpretation, and public sector governance.  We have exceptional experience in advising public sector clients on their powers, duties and functions and have specialist expertise in interpreting statutory governance frameworks and drafting amendments to those frameworks.

We are proud to produce work that is market-leading and enhances lives through health, safety and overall sustainability.

We also have in place a Net Zero Strategy and Roadmap, and Carbon Reduction Programme.

We're here to help

Want to know more about our public sector services? Speak to one of our team today.

"The practice provides an excellent service, not only in relation to the actual legal advice and services provided, but also in relation to administration and additional services. In particular they invoice us timeously, keep us informed of potential changes to charges during a case, deliver training to our staff and offer access to additional services such as briefing sessions and workshops and an advice line. Mostly though, they are just great to work with."

Client testimonial, Legal 500