| Principal Associate
Phone: +(44)(0)1223 222360
Fax: +(44)(0)1223 222221
What can I do for you?
I am a principal associate in our projects team, specialising in PFI and PPP projects including university student accommodation schemes, health sector PFI, hospital car park schemes, outsourcing and joint ventures. I advise public and private sector clients and funders on all aspects of the PFI/PPP process. This includes guiding clients through the often complex tender process and drafting and negotiating the detailed contracts.
I also specialise in EU procurement law and provide regular training to clients on this area. I have been providing client seminars on the impact of the new Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and associated Government guidance.
Supporting my clients’ objectives
A real highlight for me was leading on the University of Bedfordshire Student Accommodation project. This involved steering the project through the competitive dialogue process and conducting negotiations on behalf of the University to resolve complex legal and commercial issues, resulting in a project which was bankable and which preserved a close working relationship with the selected bidder. It also involved ensuring compliance with the EU procurement regulations as well as the University's own internal policies and procedures.
Other highlights for me as a solicitor have been my recent work on health sector PFI variations and outsourcing contracts for a number of local authorities. Some of these have involved the use of joint venture vehicles and complex EU procurement issues. My team ensured that the public sector bodies met their objectives of obtaining an appropriate level of risk transfer as well as value for money. One of the most satisfying aspects of this and other projects has been the skills transfer we have been able to provide to our clients.
What do others say?
Our team of lawyers has a reputation for being friendly, approachable and commercial, and for understanding our clients’ needs. The Legal 500 says that we have “very good sector knowledge – better than most competitors”.
My clients have described the quality of service I provide as “excellent” and have commented on my “calm and friendly approach” and “ability to deliver projects to timetable”.
What else should you know?
I am a regular speaker at seminars on EU procurement law (including the Public Contracts Regulations 2015) and can also provide tailored training courses to clients on this area of law.