Different Methods of Delivery


Alternative delivery models the challenges and opportunities that these represent

Wednesday 1 April 2015, 9.30am – 1.00pm, Browne Jacobson, Nottingham

Presented by Browne Jacobson and Sharpe Pritchard

Seminar overview

  • Shared Services – Collaboration
  • Disputes
  • Particular issues for legal services
  • Collaboration models

Topics to be covered include:

National Context (current and potential future governmental policy of Local Government)

  • Financial imperatives
  • Devolution and Combined Authorities
  • Health and social care integration and BCF

The Different Models

  • Service Redesign
  • Looking at statutory minimums
  • Move from direct delivery to service recipient decision making/sourcing (eg individual budgets)

Shared Services

  • Models
  • Key Issues (vires, procurement etc)


  • Section 101 powers
  • Section 75 Agreements


  • Models
  • Ownership structure
  • Cabinet office support programme
  • Key issues (procurement, state aid, finance, TUPE etc)

Outsourcing to the private/third sector

  • Models
  • Key issues
  • Woodland V Essex

Charging and Trading

  • Vires
  • Models and LATCs
  • Trusts
  • Key issues (procurement, state aid, finance, TUPE, independence etc
  • NNDR and other cashable benefits

What this means for Legal services

  • A different delivery model for Legal Services
  • Selling Services
  • SRA issues
  • ABS
  • Conflicts generally

Duration: Half a day (3 CPD points) including lunch

Speaker profiles:

Peter Wareis a partner and head of the government and infrastructure team at Browne Jacobson. He specialises in public procurement and local authority law; advises both public and private sectors in relation to European procurement regime, projects and complex commercial contracts.

Rachel Murray is a solicitor at Sharpe Pritchard and specialises in advising public sector bodies on contract law and all aspects of the procurement process, including procurement strategy, the application of EU legislation, negotiation and evaluation. Rachel has particular experience of advising Local Authorities on collaborative delivery methods and has herself spent several years working within a shared legal service for a number of Local Authorities.

How to book

To book a place on this seminar please contact Julie Scheller on 0845 272 5701 or email julie.scheller@freeths.co.uk

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