Emily Heard, who heads Bevan Brittan’s Procurement, Competition and State Aid practice, has been named a ‘global elite thought leader’ by the widely recognised global guide ‘Who’s Who Legal’.

Emily is among eleven lawyers in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region similarly recognised within the practice area of government contracts and procurement.

Emily advises on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious procurement law, and she has particular expertise in litigation, High Court procurement challenges, judicial review and other statutory challenges.

For the third year, she is included alongside fellow Bevan Brittan lawyer Susie Smith as leading individuals within the practice area of government contracts.

Who’s Who Legal said:

“Global Elite Thought Leader Emily Heard is commended by peers as a very, very capable litigation lawyer. Clients are equally effusive in their commendations, highlighting her knowledge of procurement litigation and procedure, which is second to none.

“Susie Smith is a very well-known and active public procurement practitioner described by peers as a top name in the field. She has standout abilities within international development schemes and procurement in the CIS region.”

Emily said: “Naturally, I am very pleased to receive this recognition from the profession and from clients. Susie and I are also both delighted to have been listed for the third year in succession. With our teams, we are pleased to have assisted clients on procurement matters across a wide range of sectors such as housing, infrastructure, energy, waste, transport and health, for both contracting authorities and private sector partners.”

Who’s Who Legal identifies the foremost legal practitioners in multiple areas of business law, and draws its conclusions from the opinions of law firms and government contract experts around the world.


Who's Who Legal Emilay Heard, Susie Smith