My role

I joined the firm in 2012 as a paralegal, after working in the construction industry in a non-legal capacity. Since joining, I’ve worked within the firm’s property, and governance and commercial teams, before specialising in construction, procurement and state aid advice to the housing, local government, health and social care, education, and social business sectors.

My experience

I’ve worked on the following during my capacity as a solicitor: advising on and drafting construction and repairs contracts; drafting development agreement with retained affordable housing elements; supporting clients with regard to challengeable construction defects; assisting in high value procurement exercises; and delivering training to public sector clients on the application of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

I co-authored “Social value and public procurement: a legal guide”, which was supplementary guidance to Richard Macfarlane’s 2014 report “Tackling poverty through public procurement” for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Recently, I’ve co-authored a number of public procurement legal practice notes for Lexis Nexis. 

My specialisms

  • Works procurement
  • Contracts
  • Construction and development

What is it? FAC-1 is short for the “Framework Alliance Contract” which was published by the Association of Consultant Architects (“ACA”), and fuses a traditional framework agreement with an alliancing contract.

Goodbye PQQ, hello SQ!
Goodbye PQQ, hello SQ!

For anyone hoping that Brexit will give us greater control over our own public procurement destiny, the recent publication of a Procurement Policy Note (PPN) reminds us of exactly how quickly our very own Crown Commercial Services (CCS) can change the status quo without consultation or prior warning.

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