• Expert legal support

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The NWL Way

  • Efficient
  • Affordable
  • Approachable

Public sector clients nationwide trust NWL Legal to deliver expert legal services.

With extensive experience in local government, further education and beyond, we cover real estate and planning, procurement, governance, compliance and more.

Lexcel accredited since 2009, you can rely on us to handle your projects efficiently, and thanks to our roots in local government, you’ll find we’re affordable and approachable too.

Regulatory & Enforcement

Expert advice on criminal investigations and litigation from licensing offences to enviro-crime

Planning & Regeneration

Expert, sensitive advice for local authorities on planning law from small to major projects

Real Estate Specialist Services

Specialist expertise in property matters from land acquisition to maintenance and disposal

Procurement Services

Hands-on experience as legal adviser to a public sector institution, trusted by clients nationwide

Legal Project Management

For projects where specialist expertise is required or where additional capacity is needed

Apprenticeship Services

Specialist advice and access to a suite of contractual documents for colleges and universities

Housing Enforcement Services

Extensive advocacy experience in possession and related claims in the housing sector

Compliance & Governance

Legal support with a wide range of matters including compliance with laws and regulations


What our clients think…

I have found NWL Legal Focus to be very accessible and professional in their approach. They are focused on working with their clients to ensure the right solution is delivered.

Rachel HoweWolverhampton City Council

I have found NWL Legal Focus to be efficient, thorough and effective in their work. They have gone above and beyond to get the job done to a high standard and have never charged anything other than a (more than) fair rate for the work with no hidden extras. I have no hesitation in recommending them.

Teresa FrithAssociation of Colleges

I would have no hesitation in recommending NWL Legal Focus to organisations, in particular from the FE sector.

Georgina BarnardDudley College

NWL have been good value for money and quick to see things through. Very happy with the service to date and will continue to use them.

Nick RampleyMorley College

NWL have provided a really good, responsive service.

Louise HazelLeicester College

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