Meet our team / Gayle Monk

Gayle Monk

Legal director

Legal director in the projects team

My role

I am a legal director 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


My latest articles

Retained EU Law Bill
Retained EU Law Bill

Decisions made by the Court of Justice at the European Union prior to 31 December 2021 were similarly preserved. Only the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court can depart […]

Local authorities achieving net zero
Local authorities achieving net zero

Following the Climate Change Act 2008 (2050 target amendment) Order 2019, the Climate Change Act 2008 committed the UK government to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to ‘net zero (with reference to 1990 levels of emissions) by 2050.

Procurement Bill – Modification of contracts
Procurement Bill – Modification of contracts

Even fans of the current regulation 72 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), regarding modifications to existing contracts, will admit that it is convoluted and difficult to navigate.