Angelica Hymers

I provide advice on a variety of public sector issues, including procurement, state aid, commercial contracts and other commercial considerations, including providing advice in relation to local authority trading companies, outsourcing and partnership arrangements. I work with a range of public bodies including local authorities, arms-length management organisations, universities and regulatory bodies. I have recently undertaken a secondment to an arms-length management organisation set up to manage social housing, where I provided advice in relation to procurement and contractual issues, including variations to contracts in compliance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, framework agreements and drafting a wide range of commercial contracts. My experience includes advising local authorities in relation to exemptions to the public procurement regime, including advice on public to public co-operation and Teckal vehicles, providing procurement advice and training to public sector organisations including on framework agreements, procurement exercises and state aid issues, drafting public contracts for goods and services, grant agreements and advising on state aid, commercial contracts and PFI issues.
Contributed to


Shared services—issues for local government
Practice notes

This Practice Note concentrates on the statutory powers available to local authorities to provide shared services, the risks associated with exercise of those powers, including potential for challenge if exceeded (ultra vires), and how delivery of shared services can be achieved.

Shared services—key legal issues
Practice notes

This Practice Note summarises the key legal issues for consideration when contemplating use of shared services including: public procurement, contractual, VAT, data protection, employment, intellectual property and state aid issues.

Shared services—structures for delivery
Practice notes

This Practice Note sets out the key structures for delivery of a shared service, including: internal ‘in-house’ shared services, multi-authority shared services and joint ventures for wider exploitation of shared services.

Practice areas


  • Contributing Author


  • Nottingham Trent University ' LLB 1st Class

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