I act for a range of commissioners and suppliers, both public and private sector, in relation to disputes over the procurement of goods, works and services.
I also advise on contract disputes, restitutionary claims and competition issues arising from the commissioning and delivery of public services.
My work involves advising how disputes can be avoided and, when they do arise, how they can be resolved through negotiation, mediation and, where necessary, litigation.
Memberships: Procurement Lawyers Association
Accreditations: Higher Rights of Audience (Civil)
Appointments: Deputy District Judge (Civil) Western Circuit
Supreme Court rules on out-of-borough placements of homeless families
The Supreme Court has handed down judgment in the case of Nzolameso v City of Westminster  UKSC 22 on the vexed question of...
Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013 –18 months on
Eighteen months ago today the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013 came into force. It seems an appropriate moment to take...
Supreme Court re-defines "vulnerability" in homelessness cases
What is the difference between an "ordinary homeless person" and an "ordinary person made homeless"? This is...
Making a Din: Re-visiting intentional homelessness
For the third time in two months the court has changed the way that everyone thought about key concepts in homelessness law.
"Think of the bare necessities..."
"Think of the bare necessities..."
Homelessness (again) in the Supreme Court
Eligibility, proportionality and discrimination
Homelessness in the High Court: Gatekeepers no more
Steadily increasing levels of homelessness combined with a steady reduction in social housing and temporary accommodation have led...
Water service charges: High Court ruling could leave housing...
Are your arrangements with water companies water-tight following the decision in Jones v London Borough of Southwark EWHC 457 (Ch)...
Lifting the automatic suspension: when will damages be adequate for...
Over the past 18 months a quintet of cases beginning with Solent NHS Trust v Hampshire County Council have explored the...
Disclosure of evaluation methodology in public procurements
On 14 July 2016 the Court of Justice handed down judgment in response to a request for a preliminary ruling from the Belgian...
Lessons to be learned from the case of Energysolutions EU Ltd v...
Part 3: Manifest errors in scoring
Housing Delivery Vehicles and the Right to Buy
The case of R (Plant) v Lambeth LBC
Careful what you say* : information sharing and competition law
(*) and, if in doubt, say nothing and leave
CMA publishes Joint Venture Business Advice
Finality and equal treatment in regulatory procedures – even where a...
Gallaher case in the Supreme Court
Automatic suspension in procurement disputes
The careful balancing act
Procurement Pitfalls 1 – Pricing formulae
Public Procurement FAQs - Case Summary 2
Void contract, misrepresentation and unjust enrichment
Public Procurement FAQs - Case Summary 3
The limits of cooperation: ECJ considers the scope of the "Hamburg" exemption to public procurements
"Time and tide wait for no man, woman… or sealed claim form”: an...
Good Law Project v (1) Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and (2) Pharmaceuticals Direct Limited  EWHC 1782 (TCC)
Subsidy Control Regime - Enforcement
Part four in our four-part series
The Road To Reform Section 10
A series of short articles investigating the anticipated public procurement reforms
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