Why Hugh James?
Hugh James has a rich history of advising the public sector in Wales. Our advice and support extends to local authorities, further and higher education bodies, housing associations, Welsh Government sponsored bodies and the Welsh Government. Many of our lawyers have previously worked in-house including in central and local government, so have an understanding of the culture and values that drive organisations in the public and third sector.
As the largest Welsh law firm, we have a deep understanding of the increasing divergence in policy and legislation in the devolved areas where Welsh Government, and not Westminster, has legislative competence. This is of particular importance for our public sector clients in Wales who need advisers that understand the growing divergence between Cardiff Bay and Westminster.
Hugh James is ideally placed to continue to advise the Welsh public sector on their legal requirements – including employment law, civil and criminal litigation, corporate governance and ethical standards, education law, property, planning and environmental law, and children and adult social services as well as advice on the innovative Mutual Investment Model (MIM).