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 Senior Associate: 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. I’ve also co-authored a number of public procurement legal practice notes for Lexis Nexis. Most recently, I contributed the legal chapter in the first book dedicated to achieving social value in construction.

My specialisms

  • Works procurement
  • Contracts
  • Construction and development
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