Work area: Leisure & Culture

Market leaders in delivering leisure procurements, LATCOs/Teckal companies and cultural trusts, we have delivered projects with the main commercial contractors and many trusts, and understand the legal structures they put forward. Our track record of successful delivery is unrivalled and the number of clients who have asked us to assist them with subsequent variations to their arrangements and/or re-procurements speaks for itself

  • Support from Strategic Review to Delivery and thereafter: working with a number of major leisure consultancies (such as Strategic Leisure, Fathom Consultancy Solutions (Steve Laird) and V4 with whom we have delivered many successful projects, we offer a seamless "one stop" service with our partners, your internal team and/or choice of consultants; from strategic review, options appraisals, soft market testing and consultation, through to choice of route, project delivery (including advice on evaluation), performance management and re-procurement; you can always be confident we will help you deliver a practical and legally sound outcome which achieves multi-million pound savings and high quality services and levers in external capital.

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  • An In-depth Understanding of the “Light Touch" Regime: the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (“PCR”), Concession Contracts Regulations 2016 (“CCR”) introduced a wholly new regime with extensive flexibilities for these services: with our skill you can achieve effective commissioning and procurement.

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  • Advice on a LATCOs/Teckal Company or an Open Market Procurement: an analysis of the options including suggested governance and structure of legal documents, applying their benefits and risks for these services including taxation implications (NNDR, VAT and corporation tax) transaction costs, delivery timescale, impact on staff, procurement implications, levering in external capital and all risks and benefits post changes to the public procurement regime.

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  • An In-depth Understanding of Contractor’s Legal Models and Impact: bidders may offer complex taxation driven models. We understand the meaning and effect of each model and advise on its legal, taxation and commercial effect as part of the evaluation and award process.

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  • Advice on the Impact of the PCR and CCR on Existing Relationships: whether your current arrangements are a trust grant based model or an existing contract, a variation and/or extension may be difficult to achieve because of changed law.  We will support you in achieving legally sound practical solutions.

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  • Advice on the Impact of “Brexit” on Structuring Current and Future Procurement: how should “Brexit” be taken into effect when considering what and when to commission and procure? Proposed contract length, break provisions and other terms may need reconsideration in view of current uncertainty.

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  • Advice on Changes to Your Standard Precedents:the impact of the PCR, CCR and Selection Questionnaire may mean your commissioning documents and standard precedents require urgent amendment.

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  • Robust Documents: a suite of tried and tested modern tax-efficient precedents based on best practice, or, if you prefer to use using the Sport England model documents we will support amend as appropriate for your project.

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  • Training For Leisure and Culture: training specifically for this sector on the options for leisure services and delivery options and models.

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  • HR and TUPE: support with the human resource and pension aspects of your project.  These are always a critical part of the project delivery and our expertise in TUPE, pensions and the HR aspects of delivering service transfers, is based on a technically skilled but always practical understanding of the law.

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  • Tax-efficient Structures: for the contractual and property arrangements including the preferred landlord and tenant repairing split, how to deliver capital investment, break clauses and other key provisions.

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Contact details

Léonie Cowen & Associates
30 Kingswood Avenue
Queens Park
London NW6 6LR

t: 020 7604 5870

e: admin@lcowen.co.uk

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