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Hertfordshire County Council

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Childcare litigationProperty lawCommercial lawEnvironment lawAdult, Education and Health law (AEH)Dispute resolutionLegal Senior Management teamPractice Management


With strong leadership and business support, the Law Society’s Lexcel quality standard assessor described us as a “Centre of Excellence”.

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Childcare Litigation

We provide advice and representation regarding:

  • public law family proceedings
  • public law outline
  • adoption (court proceedings and advice to the adoption panel and agency decision makers)
  • fostering.

Contact the Childcare Litigation Unit


Property law

We can advise on a wide range of property transactions, including:

  • acquisitions
  • disposals
  • landlord and tenant matters
  • licences.

We can also provide advice and support on the legal matters arising from the management of a varied Local Authority Estate.

The team is made up of qualified lawyers who between them have a wealth of experience in providing legal services to Local Authority clients.

Contact the Property Law Team


Commercial law

We provide expert legal support on all contractual requirements, from strategy and negotiating tactics, to drafting and contract formation. That includes:

  • contract negotiations
  • all aspects of tender processes
  • major projects
  • corporate and partnership structures and alternative delivery models
  • data protection and information governance
  • pension work
  • intellectual property.

We provide end-to-end legal advice on routine and complex procurements across a whole range of sectors regarding works, services, supply and concession contracts.

We have an extensive knowledge of EU and UK procurement law and can advise on state aid compliance.

Contact the Commercial Law Team




Environment law

We provide advice in respect of planning, highways and rights of way matters, in particular:

  • legal agreements
  • statutory orders
  • common land
  • waste disposal
  • minerals and waste planning
  • deemed planning permission
  • strategic planning matters.

Contact the Environment Law Team


Adult, Education and Health law (AEH)

We provide legal advice and support on a wide range of areas including:

  • advising headteachers
  • representing HCC at tribunals
  • public health matters
  • Deprivation of Liberty
  • mental health and Court of Protection matters.

Contact the Adult, Education and Health Law Team

Principal lawyer (PDF)

Schools helpline: 01992 555229 (internal 25229)


Dispute resolution

Our litigation solicitors are experienced in the conduct of various civil and criminal proceedings. We can support with:

  • contractual disputes
  • employment law, disciplinary matters, claims before the employment tribunal
  • settlement agreements
  • judicial review
  • possession proceedings
  • prosecutions. 

We can provide representation at court and tribunal hearings.

Contact the Dispute Resolution Team


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