Projects solicitor in construction and public procurement
I am a newly qualified solicitor in the construction and public procurement team. I advise on all aspects of procurement law and provide support on a variety of public sector projects.
Whilst training at a large commercial firm I completed a six-month secondment at HS2, the company responsible for developing and promoting the UK’s new high-speed rail network. There I gained significant experience advising on high-value procurements under the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 and supporting community engagement projects.
Since working at Anthony Collins Solicitors, I have advised a range of contracting authorities on compliance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and intra-group procurement strategy. I have worked on large development-based projects and joint ventures, drafting both commercial and construction contracts.
We hosted a breakfast roundtable with Insider Midlands magazine that had attendees from a range of organisations addressing housing needs in the Midlands. The discussion explored JVs in more detail.
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On 31 July, the consultation period ended on MHCLG’s proposals for reforming the building safety regulatory system set out in the 'Building a Safer Future' document. We have submitted our response.
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The Government commissioned an independent review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 in July 2018. The outcome was published in May 2019 which highlighted areas for improvement.
In 2017, the NCVO commissioned a review of the tax reliefs available to charities. The brainchild of this review was published on 17 July 2019 in the form of the Charity Tax Commission report.
In 2014, the Charity Commission released its first guidance for charities on reporting serious incidents. The Commission has recently updated this guidance.
In the third part of our series on contract management pitfalls, we look at the risks and opportunities presented by instructing changes under construction contracts.
Our spotlight piece considers the role of a Senior Independent Director and sector best practice. We also explore recent developments in case law, regulatory and data protection updates, and more.
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