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Malcolm is widely recognised as a leading practitioner in public and government law, with over 40 years’ experience in this area. Malcolm also has wide-ranging experience in complementary areas, including town and country planning, compulsory purchase and procurement.  

From 2006 to early 2014, Malcolm was a senior Partner and Head of the Public Sector Commercial Department at two market leading law firms.  Prior to that, he had 20 years in-house local government experience culminating in senior corporate positions at Leeds City Council and at Plymouth City Council.

Malcolm was consistently recognised over many years in the leading professional directories, including Chambers and the Legal 500, as a leading adviser, quoted and referred to as having a “stellar” reputation in regeneration projects and as a leader in public law and administration, outsourcing of services and major project delivery.


Highlights include advising:


  • Over 200 local authorities in the UK on their regeneration projects and governance issues, including London Borough of Sutton, London Borough of Lewisham, London Borough of Southwark, London Borough of Kingston upon Thames, Birmingham City Council and Leeds City Council.  

  • Prominent private and public sector organisations on the procuring, managing, financing and delivery of major projects and programmes, service delivery partnerships and joint ventures, particularly in the regeneration field.

  • Local authorities on many public inquiries, often in relation to high-profile projects.  


'Malcolm Iley is an expert in public and government law'  Legal 500 2023

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