I am a procurement dispute resolution specialist and act for a range of commissioners and suppliers in relation to disputes over the procurement of services, supplies and works governed by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. 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.
I acted in a high profile multi-party judicial review of a central government procurement which was selected by "The Lawyer" as one of the top 20 cases of 2016. I also advise on contract disputes and restitutionary claims arising from the commissioning and delivery of public services.
Before qualifying as a solicitor I worked for over ten years in the social housing sector and have a particular interest in local authority housing law. I advise local authorities and registered providers on their housing functions including statutory homelessness and allocations, and the development of new models for the provision of accommodation.
"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)
Public Procurement FAQs - Case Summary 3
The limits of cooperation: ECJ considers the scope of the "Hamburg" exemption to public procurements
Public Procurement FAQs - Case Summary 2
Void contract, misrepresentation and unjust enrichment
Procurement Pitfalls 1 – Pricing formulae
Automatic suspension in procurement disputes
The careful balancing act
Finality and equal treatment in regulatory procedures – even where a...
Gallaher case in the Supreme Court
CMA publishes Joint Venture Business Advice
Careful what you say* : information sharing and competition law
(*) and, if in doubt, say nothing and leave
Housing Delivery Vehicles and the Right to Buy
The case of R (Plant) v Lambeth LBC
Lessons to be learned from the case of Energysolutions EU Ltd v...
Part 3: Manifest errors in scoring
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...
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...
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)...
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...
Homelessness (again) in the Supreme Court
Eligibility, proportionality and discrimination
"Think of the bare necessities..."
"Think of the bare necessities..."
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.
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...
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 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...