nplaw – leaders in public law
nplaw is a public sector shared legal service. We have a wealth of experience gained through many years of advising local government, public bodies and charitable institutions, and we offer our clients tried and tested expertise in a wide range of disciplines. Our public service ethos sets us apart from private legal practices but we are run and approach our work in the same commercial manner, working hard to offer excellent value for money whilst at the same time delivering a high quality, efficient legal service to our clients.
nplaw has strong local roots (we and our stakeholder clients: Norfolk County Council, Norwich City Council, Great Yarmouth Borough Council and South Norfolk District Council, are all Norfolk-based), but our reputation is growing and we receive instructions from public sector clients across the country. We offer our services to public bodies including:
- local authorities;
- UK government;
- public bodies (including national parks); and
- local charities (including housing associations, schools and other educational institutions).
In the future, we hope to offer our services more widely – in particular, to more voluntary sector organisations – and we are considering ways of achieving this. We regret that we do not act for private individuals, clubs and associations without charitable status, or private sector business entities.
We have seen unprecedented change in the UK’s public and voluntary sectors over the last few years. At nplaw, we pride ourselves on our innovative approach and our ability to respond to our clients’ changing needs and budgets. We structure our own development so as to best support our clients’ needs on these shifting sands. The public and voluntary sectors are currently being transformed through outsourcing, social enterprise, regeneration, housing development projects, community initiatives, advances in technology and many other factors. We are there to advise and assist our clients at every step of the way. In a changing world, our aim is to be the constant that helps our clients to embrace the best of the new whilst preserving all the benefits of a public service ethos.