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Public Procurement - UK-wide

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What the team is known for High-profile team with a formidable reputation for its representation of public sector clients, and strong expertise in redevelopment matters. Diverse client base ranging from government departments and local authorities to healthcare and education sector entities.

Notable practitioners

Jonathan Davey frequently advises a variety of public bodies as well as significant private sector clients on procurement law and commercial matters. Sources regard him as "very much at the forefront of the procurement circuit" and "very client-friendly."

Band 1 | Fieldfisher

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Basic facts about the department
- 9 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers
- Recommended office locations: London

What the team is known for Acts for an impressive range of central government bodies as well as private sector clients. Handles both dispute resolution work and transactional matters. Also noted for its EU law expertise.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They were consistently available and supportive throughout the process. We had ultimate confidence in their advice and support and I would very much recommend them to others."

"On the litigation side it is difficult to fault them. The cliché is that they go the extra mile but as a client you know it when you see it."

What's new? Hazel Grant joined the firm from Bristows in 2014.

Work highlights Acted for a number of public bodies, including the Cabinet Office, on a business process outsourcing joint venture with Steria.

Represented Pearson in litigation under the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, concerning a framework agreement with the Department for Transport for computer-based testing services.

Notable practitioners

Nicholas Pimlott is a well-known practitioner specialising in competition and communications law. Clients describe him as "very responsive" and "easy to work with," adding that he "gives overall a very high standard of legal advice in a measured and cost-effective way."

IT specialist Hazel Grant joined the firm from Bristows LLP in 2014. "I have always found her extremely knowledgeable, imaginative and solution-focused," reported one client, adding: "She has a quick grasp of the subject and brings the essentials to the fore."

Significant clients. Maritime & Coastguard Agency, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, HM Treasury, NHS Direct, DVLA.

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Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 19 other qualified lawyers
- Recommended office locations: London

What the team is known for At the forefront of European procurement law, regularly instructed on the largest contracts. Also handles significant bid challenge cases. Particularly noted for its expertise on transport matters, including rail work.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"It is very impressive what they do, the skills and knowledge they bring and the way they respond."

"Incredibly thorough, incredibly sensible at running a coherent litigation strategy."

Work highlights Advised the BIS on public procurement issues related to the restructure and privatisation of Royal Mail.

Acted for the Department for Transport on its £1.6 billion Thameslink rolling stock project.

Notable practitioners

Sally Roe leads the firm's public sector group. Clients say she provides "exceptional advice," backed up by "her wide span of knowledge, significant credibility in government, hard thinking and well thought-through arguments."

Jane Jenkins leads the team and acts for many key private sector clients. She "manages the client relationship exceptionally well," according to sources. Clients praise her "depth, breadth and currency of knowledge," describing her as "very much on top of the subject."

Significant clients Ministry of Defence (MoD), Defra, BAE Systems, General Dynamics, Siemens.

Band 1 | Hogan Lovells

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Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers
- Recommended office locations: London 

What the team is known for Growing practice acting on an impressive range of transactional and disputes matters. Particularly well regarded on the contentious side, advising on large-scale bid challenges in both the domestic and European courts.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The obvious choice for contentious as well as advisory work." 

What's new? Mark Jones joins from Norton Rose Fulbright.

Work highlights Represented Travis Perkins in litigation following its exclusion from a £70 million building materials tender by Caerphilly County Borough Council.

Advised West Herts College on procurement matters arising from the redevelopment of the Dacorum campus in Hemel Hempstead.

Notable practitioners

Kate Rees is recognised in the market as a specialist in both contentious and non-contentious procurement. One source describes her as "a wonderful public procurement lawyer," while another says she is "very impressive, switched-on and good at the detail."  

Mark Jones is particularly noted for his competition law expertise, as well as his commercial awareness. Clients describe him as "a pragmatic lawyer who is extremely knowledgeable in public procurement." 

Brussels-based Ciara Kennedy-Loest regularly acts on UK procurement contracts and challenges, as well as handling matters before the EU courts. "She's responsive, concise and precise, and provides really clear direction on what can be quite complex queries," states one enthusiastic client.

Significant clients Alstom, Brighton & Hove City Council, Department for Work & Pensions, Fusion for Energy, CBS Outdoor.

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Basic facts about the department
- 15 partners
- 13 other qualified lawyers
- Recommended office locations: London

What the team is known for Well-staffed team with strength on non-contentious and contentious procurement. Frequently advises local authorities on contract drafting and negotiation. Particularly recognised for social housing work, typically acting for registered providers.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"I found their advice to be very considered, because they have some big hitters in their partner line-up."

"It's a very good relationship, they are experienced, reliable and give great service." 

Work highlights Advised the London Borough of Hillingdon on procurement document and template drafting.

Acted for the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham on the procurement of school support services to be shared with two other London boroughs.

Notable practitioners

Helen Randall is noted for representing local authorities in vital contract negotiations. Clients particularly highlight her "excellent communication skills and knowledge."

Rebecca Rees specialises in projects and construction procurement. One enthusiastic client reported: "We had some challenges which she dealt with immediately, and which all disappeared based on her response." Another source describes her as "very focused on the outcome and the client." 

Significant clients Alliance Homes, Circle Anglia, Golding Homes, The Guinness Partnership, Governors of the Peabody Trust.

Band 2 | Bevan Brittan

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Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers
- Recommended office locations: Bristol

What the team is known for Strong reputation for representing local authorities. Possesses specialist expertise in healthcare, acting for NHS clients and private sector service providers. Also noted for its capacity to advise on contentious procurement matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are not afraid to make a judgement call based on their knowledge and experience, and this is something highly valued by us."

"They are fully appraised of the latest litigation; they are responsive, supportive, prepared to listen and understand our requirements."

Work highlights Advised Slough Borough Council on proposed regeneration projects, including the establishment of a joint venture with a private sector partner.

Acted for Papworth Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on a competitive dialogue competition concerning the construction of a new £150 million hospital facility.

Notable practitioners 

Consultant Susie Smith has considerable experience advising clients across a range of sectors, including education, waste and outsourcing. Sources say she "has superb knowledge of public procurement for the NHS."

Emily Heard specialises in contentious procurement matters. "She has a breadth of wider commercial experience and brings expert knowledge to the public sector," states one client. 

Significant clients Central Bedfordshire Council, Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Trust, Medical Services, Sysmex, Department for Transport.

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Basic facts about the department
- 5 partners
- 19 other qualified lawyers
- Recommended office locations: Bristol

What the team is known for Represents a number of central government bodies. Well regarded for railways matters, advising rail operators on franchise tenders and bid challenges. Also acts for academic institutions and local authorities.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"Public procurement work is very specialised, and it is very rare for firms to have the level of expertise that Burges Salmon has."

"They have been excellent. I have been surprised at the level of service and the quality they have provided."

Work highlights Advised the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority on its competitive tender process for the appointment of a parent body organisation to manage and operate a number of sites.

Acted for the Greater London Authority on its £1 billion Royal Albert Docks regeneration programme, including advice on the tendering process.

Notable practitioners 

John Houlden heads the practice. "He provides prompt and informed procurement advice," states one client, while another says he is "very measured in his approach and stays very calm. He is really reliable and always available." 

Significant clients MoD, Eurostar International, Home Office, Babcock International Group, FirstGroup. 

Band 2 | Eversheds LLP

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Basic facts about the department
- 5 partners
- 20 other qualified lawyers
- Recommended office locations: Cardiff, Leeds, London

What the team is known for Acts for local authorities, central government and other public bodies on the full range of procurement issues. Particularly noted for its rail sector practice. Additional capabilities in energy and healthcare matters. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They have a dialogue to understand the issue and give the best available advice."

"They explain everything very clearly." 

What's new? Totis Kotsonis joined the firm from Norton Rose Fulbright in 2014.

Work highlights Acted for the Secretary of State for Transport on a challenge to the award of the InterCity West Coast rail franchise to First West Coast.

Represented the defendant public body in the high-profile Covanta v Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority bid challenge litigation.

Notable practitioners 

Totis Kotsonis is a specialist in EU and competition law. "He is really excellent, a mega-brain who is always up to date on the most recent case law," enthused one client; "he is pragmatic but equally good with the academic side of things, and he tailors his response according to what you need."

Significant clients Department for Transport, Highways Agency, National Grid, Network Rail, DVLA.

Band 2 | Nabarro LLP

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Basic facts about the department
- 8 partners
- 10 other qualified lawyers
- Recommended office locations: London, Sheffield 

What the team is known for Advises local authorities on strategy, drafting bid documentation and setting evaluation criteria. Noted for its construction expertise. Also active on railways matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They're very familiar with both local government procurement processes and standard central government procurement documentation."

Work highlights Advised NHS Supply Chain on procurement of medical supplies for the NHS, including a number of bid challenges.

Acted for Hospital Corporation of America on a joint venture with Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

Notable practitioners 

Cyrus Mehta is a recognised competition and EU law specialist with significant expertise in public procurement. One source describes him as "a very precise and clear thinker," while another says he "really knows his stuff."

Significant clients Sport England, Carbon Trust, Department for Transport, University of the Arts, Kent County Council.

Band 2 | Osborne Clarke

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Basic facts about the department
- 5 partners
- 11 other qualified lawyers
- Recommended office locations: Bristol, London 

What the team is known for Well-regarded team with noted strength in depth. Handles a range of issues for clients including transport and energy sector operators. Also advises service providers on healthcare procurement matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The quality of work is accurate and detailed, but importantly always seems to be prioritised for us."

Work highlights Acted for Nutricia, a supplier of advanced medical nutrition to the NHS, on a number of procurement matters.

Advised Western Power Distribution on its procurement work, including contentious matters and Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 issues.

Notable practitioners 

Litigation specialist Catherine Wolfenden leads the public and utilities procurement group. One client describes her as "hard-working, thorough, good with people and straightforward." "Catherine is exemplary," stated another client; "she is always available, meets the deadlines and her advice is solid." 

Significant clients Siemens, Babcock, EE, Tech Mahindra, SITA UK.

Band 2 | Pinsent Masons

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Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 1 senior consultant
- 1 legal director
- 10 other qualified lawyers
- Recommended office locations: Birmingham, London, Manchester

What the team is known for Well-resourced team able to offer procurement expertise from a number of offices. Acts for an impressive list of local authority and government agency clients. Particularly strong on energy matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The lawyers are extremely knowledgeable and provide very helpful, practical and constructive advice."

"They work quickly and are very straightforward to deal with."

Work highlights Successfully represented Covanta Energy in its challenge to the Merseyside Energy from Waste Facility tender.

Acted for Enfield Borough Council on redevelopment of the Alma Estate in North London.

Notable practitioners 

Northern Ireland solicitor Stuart Cairns is now permanently based in the London office. "I think he's brilliant," enthused one client; "he absolutely knows his way around the law and also has such a depth of practical experience."

Sources say Jennifer Robinson "has very strong technical expertise which she uses to provide succinct, timely and practical advice. She has an in-depth understanding of a wide array of current issues, providing specific advice in a wider context." She was recently part of a team advising the Department for Culture, Media & Sport on a mobile network infrastructure expansion project.

Kathrine Eddon is an associate based in the Birmingham office. One impressed client states: "Kathrine is a truly brilliant public procurement lawyer. She is expert in her knowledge and experience of the law and gives extremely valuable, practical advice."

Significant clients Sellafield, Homes & Communities Agency, Fujitsu, London Borough of Croydon, University of Sussex.

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Basic facts about the department
- 6 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers
- Recommended office locations: Birmingham

What the team is known for Noted for social housing work, typically acting for registered providers. Also advises a number of local authorities on tender processes, including EU law issues.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are very thorough, and what also impresses me is they've talked about things we could do ourselves that would cut down the costs considerably."

Work highlights Acted for Staffordshire County Council in its competitive tender for a private sector partner to assist on education and trade matters.

Advised Severnside Housing Association on procurement issues relating to its acquisition of an electrical contractor.

Notable practitioners 

Clients regard Mark Cook as "very experienced in procurement and very erudite. He is  always looking for innovative solutions." He regularly advises local government clients on procurement strategy, bid processes and framework agreements.

Significant clients Walsall Housing Group, Affinity Sutton, Knowsley Housing Trust, Derby Homes, Cheshire West & Chester Council.

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Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers
- Recommended office locations: London 

What the team is known for Highly regarded for real estate procurement work, including high-value development schemes. Active in the utilities sector, acting on large-scale infrastructure projects.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"Easy to do business with and available to commence work swiftly."

Work highlights Acted for Thames Water Utilities on its procurement of partners for the £3 billion AMP6 asset management programme.

Advised London Legacy Development Corporation on phases four and five of housing development on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park site.

Notable practitioners

Adrian Magnus is a key contact.

Significant clients Highways Agency, Capita Business Services, University of Brighton, Homes & Communities Agency, Greater London Authority.

Band 3 | Bird & Bird

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Basic facts about the department
- 10 partners
- 20 other qualified lawyers
- Recommended office locations: London 

What the team is known for Frequently acts on significant IT procurement matters, advising both tendering authorities and bidders. Also active in procurement disputes.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"Very thorough and conscientious lawyers." 

Work highlights Advised the Department of Energy & Climate Change on IT and communication infrastructure procurement for its roll-out of smart gas and electricity meters nationwide.

Acted for engineering company Keltbray on its bid for the redevelopment of Purfleet town centre.

Notable practitioners 

Roger Bickerstaff recently advised BT on procurement issues relating to the Broadband Delivery UK rural broadband framework agreement. Sources particularly note his strong reputation on public sector IT matters.

Significant clients BIS, Environment Agency, Associated News, The National Archives, Ofsted.

Band 3 | Brodies LLP

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Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers
- Recommended office locations: Edinburgh

What the team is known for Noted for its work acting for public bodies including the Scottish Government on procurement strategy and bid challenges. Often retained on matters in the transport sector.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are excellent and very helpful. I can't believe the amount of work they put in."

Work highlights Advised the Scottish Government on a procurement dispute arising from the award of a contract to operate the Northern Isles ferry service.

Acted for the Kyrgyz Republic on reviewing its draft public procurement law.

Notable practitioners 

Firm chair Christine O'Neill is a solicitor advocate and a Standing Junior to the Scottish Ministers, acting on a number of key litigation matters. Sources describe her as "experienced, helpful and speedy." 

Roger Cotton recently advised Lothian Buses on a project to provide Wi-Fi across Transport for Edinburgh's network. One client describes him as "helpful and reliable," as well as being "willing and able to refine his advice as circumstances and information change, often at short notice." 

Significant clients The Scottish Ministers, City of Edinburgh Council, Stornoway Port Authority, Argyll & Bute Council, Capgemini.

Band 3 | CMS

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Basic facts about the department
- Recommended office locations: Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London

What the team is known for Broad practice with strength in depth across Scotland and England. Particularly active on energy and utilities sector matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They provide excellent advice that is easy to understand and tailored to our business. They also provide significant added value to us in terms of keeping us up to speed with developments and changes in the law in this area."

"They are very thorough, getting the detail and giving clear answers." 

What's new? On 1 May 2014, Dundas & Wilson became part of CMS.

Work highlights Acted for City of Edinburgh Council on procurement of wireless technology and infrastructure associated with the Connected Capital Programme.

Advised Scottish Water on its tender for two alliance partners to assist on delivering its capital investment programme.

Notable practitioners 

Graeme Young is admitted to practice in England and Wales as well as Scotland. Clients describe him as "a detailed lawyer, excellent, very responsive," and peers say he is "intellectually astute, gets hold of issues quickly and is also a nice guy and easy to get along with."

Significant clients Transport Scotland, National Grid, Scotia Gas Networks, Royal Mail, NHS Scotland.

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Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 3 qualified lawyers
- Recommended office locations: London 

What the team is known for Growing practice, representing an impressive array of public sector clients on a range of procurement matters. Particular expertise on NHS procurement. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"All work has been done quickly and thoroughly. They have ensured we understand everything."

What's new? Ruth Connorton joins from Eversheds.

Work highlights Advised Royal Mail Group on its revision of template documentation for all procurement matters.

Acted for Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust on re-examination of strategic procurement documents used by all departments.

Notable practitioners 

Alexandra von Westernhagen heads the EU and competition law practice. She is admitted to practice in Germany as well as England and Wales. Clients say she is "an excellent lawyer with lots of experience and practical solutions to our difficult procurement problems. She is also robust and very focused on achieving the right result."

One impressed source describes Ruth Connorton as a "super transactional lawyer and also an excellent advisory lawyer." Clients regard her as "really excellent in being decisive with the information and advice she gives, which she puts across in a very simple, straightforward way." 

Significant clients Department of Health, Department of Education, NHS England, London Procurement Partnership, Sustainable Development Capital.

Band 3 | Dentons

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Basic facts about the department
- 10 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers
- Recommended office locations: London

What the team is known for Advises local authorities, central government and regulatory agencies on redevelopment, real estate and energy matters. Assists clients with both contentious and transactional issues.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"I really like them because they are very experienced, great to work with and always provide advice quickly." 

Work highlights Acted for the Department of Energy & Climate Change on its carbon capture and storage commercialisation project.

Advised the Hellenic Republic on the procurement and privatisation matters connected to roads, and associated PPP matters.

Notable practitioners 

Non-contentious procurement specialist Mark Bassett leads the team in the London office. Clients say he "provides very high-quality advice and clearly has a very comprehensive knowledge of the area."

Significant clients London Borough of Hounslow, Eastbourne Borough Council, Ofgem, Sainsbury's, John Laing.

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Basic facts about the department
- 7 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers
- Recommended office locations: London

What the team is known for Acts for an impressive range of public bodies as well as private sector bidders on strategy, framework documentation and bid challenge matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"It is their breadth of experience in public procurement that impresses, along with their willingness to put in the hard graft on behalf of the client." 

"They have lots of public body clients, and thus can resolve matters at an early stage due to their commercial and public body experience."

Work highlights Acted for Serco as interested party on a challenge to the contract award for the Northern Isles ferry service.

Advised Synergy Healthcare on a number of procurement matters, including advising on potential disputes.

Notable practitioners

Richard Bonnar is a key contact.

Significant clients Cabinet Office, Department of Education, Department of Health, Department for Work & Pensions, EC.

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Basic facts about the department
- 10 partners
- 30 other qualified lawyers
- Recommended office locations: London 

What the team is known for Regularly instructed by public bodies on high-value tendering processes and contentious work. Particularly active on utilities sector matters. Also retained by suppliers.

Work highlights Advised the Greater London Authority on the regeneration of Silvertown Quays, including a competitive dialogue process to appoint a development partner.

Acted for Transport for London on its re-tender for service providers to administer the London congestion charge, and associated traffic enforcement work.

Notable practitioners 

James Quinney is a key contact.

Significant clients Royal Mail Group, Stagecoach South West Trains, EDF Nuclear New Build, King's College London, London & Continental Railways.

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Basic facts about the department
- 9 partners
- 14 other qualified lawyers
- Recommended office locations: Cambridge, Norwich

What the team is known for Advises public bodies and private sector bidders on a range of projects. Possesses particular expertise on procurement matters in the education and healthcare sectors.

Work highlights Advised the Academies Enterprise Trust on its procurement of outsourced services, including back office operations and transactional services.

Acted for the MoD on its procurement of services such as catering, leisure and waste across all of its sites.

Notable practitioners 

The "practical and focused" Ruth Smith is the firm's national head of procurement law. Clients say: "She delivers in a great and user-friendly way. She fundamentally understands what we want, which is very helpful." 

Significant clients Department of Health, Environment Agency, FCA, British Council, University of Northampton.

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Basic facts about the department
- 5 partners
- 13 other qualified lawyers
- Recommended office locations: London 

What the team is known for Highlighted for its infrastructure practice, advising on many of the largest energy and transportation projects. Regularly instructed on procurement litigation cases.

Work highlights Advised the Department for Transport on the competitive bid process for the East Coast main line franchise.

Acted for the Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat) on the Thames Tideway Tunnel sewer project.

Notable practitioners 

Peter Scott is a key contact at the firm.

Significant clients Bombardier Transportation UK, Bouygues UK, The Crown Estate, DeltaRail, DP World.

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Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers
- Recommended office locations: Birmingham 

What the team is known for Represents local authorities and NHS trusts on large-scale tendering processes. Particularly strong on real estate development and infrastructure work.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They display a commercial awareness and approach when providing advice."

What's new? On 1 May 2014, Wragge & Co and Lawrence Graham merged to become Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co.

Work highlights Acted for Coventry City Council on the 37-acre Friargate commercial development, including procurement and EU law advice.

Advised the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust on its dual-track procurement programme for a commercial partner.

Notable practitioners

Christopher Brennan is a key contact.

Significant clients London Borough of Croydon, Gloucestershire County Council, NHS Midlands & East, West Sussex County Council.

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Basic facts about the department
- 5 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers
- Recommended office locations: London 

What the team is known for Acts for private sector buyers and service providers including notable utilities and technology companies. Particular expertise in advising on threatened bid challenges.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They know our business well and are at ease engaging with people at all levels in our business." 

"They are willing to give advice which is difficult for us to hear."

Work highlights Acted for Arqiva on its bid to provide communication infrastructure for the high-profile national Smart Metering Implementation Programme.

Advised Southern Water on procurement strategy ahead of the AMP6 price control period.

Notable practitioners

Ross Denton is a key contact.  

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Basic facts about the department
- 10 partners
- 15 other qualified lawyers
- Recommended office locations: London

What the team is known for Strong on infrastructure work and particularly highlighted for transport sector matters. Also advises charities on bids for local authority services.

Work highlights Acted for the Health & Care Professions Council on its recording and transcription resources procurement exercise.

Advised Marina Developments on The Crown Estate's Poole Harbour marina development procurement programme. 

Notable practitioners

David Mundy heads the department.  

Significant clients Northern Ireland Audit Office, Association of British Insurers, Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha Southall.

Band 4 | Bond Dickinson

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Basic facts about the department
- 5 partners
- 14 other qualified lawyers
- Recommended office locations: Newcastle 

What the team is known for Acts for a number of local authorities on procurement processes, as well as central government and other public bodies. Particularly noted for utilities work in the energy and transport sectors.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"A great understanding of client requirements and timetables."

Work highlights Acted for the Education Funding Agency on its third national contractor framework for construction of schools.

Advised Go-Ahead Group on procurement compliance with the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006.

Notable practitioners 

Deborah Ramshaw is head of procurement at the firm. "She is very down to earth, helpful and pleasant to work with," reports one client; "she really knows the ins and outs of procurement law." 

Significant clients Royal Mail Group, Homes & Communities Agency, Sunderland City Council, Durham County Council, Mole Valley District Council.

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Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers
- Recommended office locations: Nottingham 

What the team is known for Advises a range of public sector clients including local authorities on transactional matters. Strong expertise in healthcare matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"Browne Jacobson's advice is timely, well thought through and effectively converted into contract documentation."

"Absolutely brilliant in clarity, support, involvement and ensuring everything goes the right way."

Work highlights Acted for Nottinghamshire County Council on procurement and competitive dialogue issues, arising from construction and development of the National Water Sports Centre.

Advised the Welsh Government on the procurement implications of its transfer of powers and assets to a new entity, the National Resource Body for Wales.

Notable practitioners 

The "extremely helpful" Peter Ware leads the team. "He gives very clear, succinct advice and is an excellent speaker," reports one client; "his depth of knowledge on this area of law is extensive and also based on solid experience." 

Significant clients Derby City Council, Derby Hospitals NHS Trust, Independent Academies Association, East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust, UK Gear.

Band 4 | Burness Paull

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Basic facts about the department
- 7 partners
- 10 other qualified lawyers
- Recommended office locations: Glasgow

What the team is known for Growing profile in this area, acting for local authorities and housing associations as well as private contractors. Possesses particular expertise in roads matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"Excellent knowledge, very responsive, and excellent awareness of the particular issues which public sector organisations have to address in undertaking procurement exercises."

"Attention to detail seems to be a culture adopted throughout the firm, and this includes administrative staff. "

Work highlights Advised Scot Roads Partnership Project on improvements to the M8, M73 and M74 motorways.

Notable practitioners

Competition and procurement specialist Graeme Palmer focuses on EU law issues. Clients praise his "excellent technical knowledge of public procurement law and very good eye for detail," noting he "provides effective solutions without grandstanding." 

Significant clients Scottish Enterprise, Highlands & Islands Enterprise, Glasgow City Council, City of Edinburgh Council, Glasgow Housing Association. 

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Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers
- Recommended office locations: Glasgow

What the team is known for Represents a range of Scottish public bodies as well as private sector buyers. Noted for its work in the healthcare and transport sectors.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"A solid practice in procurement advising both bidders and public bodies."

Work highlights Acted for Clyde Gateway on a number of procurement matters, including construction and work on watercourses.

Notable practitioners 

David McGowan is a director in the Glasgow office specialising in competition and procurement law. Clients regard him as "detailed and fantastic." Sources also say he is "very straightforward to deal with." 

Significant clients Network Rail Infrastructure, Highlands & Islands Enterprise, Scottish Enterprise, City of Edinburgh Council, Healthcare at Home.

Band 4 | MacRoberts LLP

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Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers
- Recommended office locations: Edinburgh

What the team is known for Highlighted for its representation of bidders, including handling bid challenges for contractor clients. Also advises public sector buyers on service procurement matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They have a great reputation on the challenger side." 

Work highlights Advised Transport Scotland on preparing the invitation to participate in dialogue for the Forth Bridges operating contract.

Acted for Nationwide Gritting Services on the Scottish aspects of its challenge to Transport Scotland's procurement of de-icing salt.

Notable practitioners 

Duncan Osler heads the practice group. Clients say: "His in-depth knowledge of the regulations is superb, and he combines academic knowledge with practical experience." 

Senior associate Robin Fallas has a substantial practice advising on charities and public sector matters. He is described as a "very good performer who ensures we are suitably briefed and advised." 

Significant clients NHS Lothian, Muse Developments, Northstone NI, Fleet Factors, University of Strathclyde.

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Basic facts about the department
- 12 partners
- 18 other qualified lawyers
- Recommended office locations: London 

What the team is known for Acts for local authorities and other public bodies on major infrastructure and service supply procurement matters. Regularly instructed on facilities management and shared services contracts issues.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"Sharpe Pritchard offers outstanding advice and is committed to ensuring a robust and commercially sound contract is implemented."

"Very efficient, up to date in this particular area, and they have a broad knowledge base."

Work highlights Acted for West London Waste Authority on its £1.4 billion, 28-year PPP contract with SITA UK.

Advised Buckinghamshire County Council on waste water infrastructure procurement.

Notable practitioners

Roseanne Serrelli is a key contact.

Significant clients Westminster City Council, Ministry of Justice, Northamptonshire County Council, Hammersmith & Fulham London Borough Council, Norfolk County Council. 

Other Ranked Lawyers 其他上榜律师

Rosemary Choueka joined Bristows LLP from Lawrence Graham in 2014. She specialises in non-contentious procurement and competition law. She is held in high regard by fellow practitioners.

Michael Mousdale of DWF LLP recently advised Conwy Borough Council on procurement issues concerning the redevelopment of Colwyn Bay town centre and a large-scale regeneration of Llandudno Junction. Clients praise his thorough preparation of procurement documentation.

Based in Manchester, Mark Fitzgibbon of Hill Dickinson LLP is regarded by clients as "very knowledgeable and extremely useful on anything to do with EU procurement." He typically acts for local authorities and NHS bodies.

Managing associate Fiona Beattie of King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin is described as "a very knowledgeable lawyer and experienced in state aid and EU procurement issues." She has experience of procurement litigation in addition to advisory work.

Foreign Experts

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Senior Statesman

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Eminent Practitioners

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Other Noted Practitioners

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Other Noted Firms

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