First for public law

Our ambition is to be the legal services provider of choice for public bodies. We will achieve this by delivering quality and cost effective legal services dedicated to the needs of our clients.

Over 100 legal professionals. One award-winning team.

Our clients are at the centre of what we do. Clients are assigned their own account manager selected on experience and knowledge. We draw upon the expertise of over 100 professionals to achieve the best possible outcome.  


We are proud to represent an extensive range of clients in the public sector.  We provide specialist advice to health care, local government, emergency services, charities and education providers.


We have developed our areas of expertise throughout our diverse team to deliver and meet the needs of public bodies. Our clients trust the breadth and depth of our expertise, knowledge and high quality advice.

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Our Clients & Partners

We have a proven track record in providing high quality, cost effective legal advice to healthcare, local government, emergency services, charities and education providers.

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Essex Police
Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

How we can help you

We advise and represent a diverse list of clients across the public sector, from health & social care organisations, charities and emergency services to schools, councils and highways authorities. Click on the dropdown below to find the full list of core services. 

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We specialise in all aspects of the law relating to adults.

We advise on matters that concern childcare law,

We are experts in civil disputes involving a public body

Our expertise is in all aspects of commercial law.

We provide practical advice and support to our clients.

We advise public bodies on the extent of their rights and duties

Providing effective legal solutions to the education sector

We provide practical solution focused advice to our clients.

We advise on waste, highways, rights of way and village greens.

We provide key strategic advice to the Health sector.

We deliver solutions to highways authorities.

We deal with all aspects of information governance and security.

We handle public and employer liability claims.

We advise on all aspects of mental capacity and mental health.

We provide a solution focused and cost effective service.

We advise on all aspects of planning and enforcement.

We conduct commercial acquisitions and disposals.

We provide specialist advice and support to social services.

We support regeneration projects .

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Accreditations & Awards

Our teams work tirelessly to provide our clients with a consistently high standard of service, and our hard work has been recognised by a number of the industry's most reputable organisations and publications.

The Lawyer Awards 2012 ELS Shortlisted
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Contact Us

To find out how we can help you and your organisation, please get in touch by phone or email, or visit us at our Chelmsford office.

Our legal helpline (available to subscribers only) operates between 9.00am and 5.15pm. Contact us on: 0333 013 9993. Or if you want to subscribe please call: 0333 013 2305.

ELS, Seax House, Victoria Road South, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1QH
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