Wales & Devolution

The Firm is at the forefront of the business community in Wales and is proactive in responding to new trends in the market place.  Based in Cardiff, we are best placed to keep up with the rolling tide of devolutionary matters, guidance and subordinate legislation from the National Assembly for Wales and the Welsh Government.  

With ever increasing sectors becoming devolved to Wales, our lawyers are always up to speed on the latest developments including:

- policy and regulation;
- current industry practice;
- current & future challenges for waste;
- Welsh legislation;
- the business culture of Wales; and
- Welsh political and administrative landscape.

Our move to Cardiff Bay provides us with a great opportunity to build on our relationships with the National Assembly for Wales and


other public sector bodies in Wales.  We regularly provide advice to clients in relation to devolved matters. At a strategic and policy level our lawyers participate in and help develop the Welsh position.

We hosted a seminar on waste procurement in Wales at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, with keynote speaker, Dr. Andy Rees of the Environment Agency and head of the Welsh Government’s Waste Policy Unit. 

More recently we sponsored and our lawyers participated in the Insider Round Table discussions on public-private partnerships – an event which was attended by representatives from business, local government and the Welsh Government.

We believe that Welsh law will develop quickly, given the new powers of the National Assembly for Wales to make its own Assembly Measures in a number of devolved matters and our aim is to keep our clients abreast of all emerging legislation which impacts their business.