Helen Randall

  • New procurement rules – a chance to have your say

    22 January 2021

    Helen Randall at Trowers & Hamlins outlines the major changes to procurement rules proposed in the Green Paper. For councils, this could mean co-designing evaluation criteria with health and other tiers of government.

  • Navigating the legal risks of investing in property

    18 September 2019

    Some local government treasurers are asking if today's property investment companies will be tomorrow's Icelandic banks, says Helen Randall. She outlines the legal pitfalls to navigate and the key commercial aspects to consider.

  • Court of Appeal Faraday Judgment: An amber light for unprocured development joint ventures

    04 December 2018

    The Faraday judgment does not mean that councils cannot proceed with unprocured development schemes but it does mean that they should do so with robust legal justification, say Helen Randall and Kavita Roy of Trowers & Hamlins LLP

  • How Barnet bounced back from the brink

    13 August 2013

    Helen Randall comments on how, following the success in the Court of Appeal, Barnet LBC now signposts the way for other authorities seeking to adopt the Commissioning Council model.

  • All change for late payment rates

    12 June 2013

    Local authorities must get to grips with the interest rates on late payments now, following the implementation of new EU regulations, writes Helen Randall.

  • Directive decisions

    04 June 2013

    Are the current public procurement rules getting in the way of political support? Helen Randall and Paul Hopton examine the issues.

  • Lessons from the Barnet High Court ruling

    09 May 2013

    Helen Randall sets out how the Barnet judgement will affect commissioning councils.

  • A challenge to local government

    12 September 2012

    The effects of the Localism Act on service provision are far-reaching, claim Helen Randall and Mike Mousdale.

  • Don't forget the community right to challenge

    15 February 2012

    The community right to challenge may lead to more council services being outsourced say Helen Randall and Mike Mousdale.

  • Outsourcing regulatory services

    08 February 2012

    Outsourcing regulatory services is new but growing market, however a lot of issues need to be considered. Helen Randall explains.

  • A stealth challenge to council services?

    30 November 2011

    Helen Randall and Mike Mousdale claim the Localism Act could lead to local authorities having to relinquish in-house provision of services.