My role

I am an associate working with councils and the wider public, private and third-sector clients on their relationships, both contractual or corporate. I advise on public procurement and state aid, and the delivery of public services through contracts, joint ventures or other vehicles. I focus on achieving social value and community benefit through those public services

My experience

I have advised councils and others in the public sector on their procurement processes and contracts, and alternative delivery models for public services including Teckal and trading companies and joint ventures. I have also advised third and private sector organisations on their relationships with the public sector, be it through Big Lottery or EU funding, or through public procurement processes.

My specialisms

  • Public procurement and state aid
  • Delivery of public services
  • Local government companies and joint ventures
  • Social value and community benefits
For TEEP’s sake, get your waste collection right!
For TEEP’s sake, get your waste collection right!

Following a judicial review, the Regulations state that waste collection authorities (and others which collect waste paper, metals, plastic and/or glass) must do so by way of separate collection.

Funding the VRTB - vacant higher value local authority housing
Funding the VRTB - vacant higher value local authority housing

The provisions caused great controversy in the last stages of debating the Bill before it was enacted, and particular provisions have now been included in relation to the potential for local authorities to offset the requirement to make payments to the Secretary of State (“SoS”) where agreement is reached that they will provide further social housing.

Public Procurement:  A tool for good not evil?
Public Procurement: A tool for good not evil?

The 2014 Directive spells it out, though, in just its second Recital: “Public procurement plays a key role in the Europe 2020 strategy… as one of the market-based instruments to be used to achieve smart, sustainable and inclusive growth while ensuring the most efficient use of public funds.

Living in a material world...
Living in a material world...

Pressetext confirmed that to change a contract in a material way was to defeat the purpose of the original competition to such an extent that, if a challenge were received, the courts would say to the purchaser: “start again”.

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