Meet our team / Martin Brown

Martin Brown


Associate in the projects team

My role

I qualified into the construction team in 2018. I regularly support housing associations and public sector clients with a range of projects, disputes and funding applications, usually involving construction aspects. I regularly assist clients by drafting and negotiating construction contracts to meet their needs and match their risk profile. I also support clients to navigate the public procurement and State aid/subsidies regimes.

My experience

I have experience supporting clients across a range of exciting projects. My main passion is for major projects, particularly infrastructure, but I also assist with funding applications and smaller works contracts and enjoy supporting clients to achieve meaningful and worthwhile public projects.

Key examples include:

– Supporting a local authority to procure a £1.2bn highways maintenance contract, supporting mostly on the construction documents, but also assisting by attendance through a competitive dialogue process.

– Supporting several housing associations entering into joint ventures and development agreements for significant housing development projects.

– Assisting a science and innovation park on a number of funding applications linked to the expansion of the science park by advising on the State aid/subsidies regime and the public procurement rules.

– I co-authored the legal chapter in the first book dedicated to achieving social value in construction. I also regularly provide training and presentations to clients on the subsidies regime, procurement and construction issues.

My specialisms

  • State aid/subsidies
  • Procurement
  • Construction and development
  • Contracts


My latest articles

Goodbye State aid – not quite!
Goodbye State aid – not quite!

It was clear throughout the Brexit negotiations that state aid proved a persistent sticking point, linking through to the EU’s commitment to maintaining a level playing field across the trading bloc.

Construction Leadership Council releases its Coronavirus recovery plan
Construction Leadership Council releases its Coronavirus recovery plan

The Construction Leadership Council (the CLC) has released its new recovery plan for the UK construction sector - “Roadmap to Recovery”.

Modern slavery – looking out for shackles in the supply chain
Modern slavery – looking out for shackles in the supply chain

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.