Delivery Models


Theme: Acting Commercially

15 November 2018, 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch) Geldards Nottingham


Presented by Bevan Brittan and Sharpe Pritchard

Course overview

This session will provide an overview of the common models for the delivery of a wide variety of outcomes for local authorities, from delivery to other public sector organisations as well to/with the private sector, use of charging and trading powers, whether a corporate vehicle is needed, the pros and cons of outsourcing and insourcing, and the key themes which need to be considered. The session will also include suggested delivery models and will include a discussion about appropriate types of vehicle for different sample aims and outcomes.

Suitable audience:

Senior legal managers or other senior managers

Overview and topics to be covered include:

• Charging and trading
• Whether a corporate vehicle is appropriate
• Common types of corporate vehicle
• Funding a corporate vehicle and State aid
• Degrees of local authority control, governance and decision-making
• Common pitfalls and how to avoid them

Interactive elements

The speakers will use the session to map out with delegates a couple of sample scenarios, to show how the key themes filter into those scenarios.

Duration: Half a day (3 training hours) including lunch


This course will cover:

B2 Legal research

Presenter profiles:

John Sharland, Sharpe Pritchard is a local government lawyer specialising in procurement law and projects for the delivery of services for public authorities. He has worked on major regeneration projects and advised on the structures and delivery vehicles for authorities to achieve their objectives. John is an expert on administrative law and local government finance, and regularly advises on public law issues such as constitution and governance, propriety and ethics, freedom of information, data protection and human rights.

Peter Collins, Sharpe Pritchard advises public, private and third sector clients on corporate and company law matters. Peter advises on the creation of tailored commercial delivery structures, including joint ventures and limited liability partnerships. He also has considerable corporate finance experience and advises clients on company acquisitions and disposals, private equity and venture capital investments (including limited partnership fund structures), capital fundraisings, group reorganisations, board governance matters and shareholder issues.
Peter also advises regularly on commercial contracts, State aid and public procurement matters

Chris Harper, Bevan Brittan is a commercial lawyer specialising in corporate law issues. In the context of local authorities, he has a broad range of experience including wholly-owned delivery vehicles, joint ventures (with other public sector or private sector participants), mergers and acquisitions, sales of assets, investments and group restructurings/re-organisations. He also advises on company law compliance issues (e.g. directors’ duties). He acts for public sector bodies nationally (including local authorities, health sector entities and public private partnerships), as well as private sector organisations, often interfacing with the public sector, including as part of multi-disciplinary teams alongside financial and other advisors.

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