Projects solicitor in construction and public procurement
I am a newly qualified solicitor in the construction and public procurement team. I advise on all aspects of procurement law and provide support on a variety of public sector projects.
Whilst training at a large commercial firm I completed a six-month secondment at HS2, the company responsible for developing and promoting the UK’s new high-speed rail network. There I gained significant experience advising on high-value procurements under the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 and supporting community engagement projects.
Since working at Anthony Collins Solicitors, I have advised a range of contracting authorities on compliance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and intra-group procurement strategy. I have worked on large development-based projects and joint ventures, drafting both commercial and construction contracts.
The European Court has upheld the long-standing principle that parties to a dispute should be able to choose their lawyers without having to go through a tender process (or use a framework).
On 8 July, news broke of the staggering fine of more than £183m the ICO intended to levy against British Airways as a result of a hack that took place in 2018, compromising 500,000 customers' data.
The Government has been refused permission to appeal a decision ruling that transitional arrangements in public sector pension schemes are discriminatory.
The Lifeline Project was a well-regarded charity. Failure to carry out the targets within the contracts led the charity into insolvency and resulted in a personal, 7-year disqualification order.
Many local authorities have assessed that a trading subsidiary or trading structure could be beneficial as part of generating income or the service delivery matrix.
On 23 July, trainees from Anthony Collins Solicitors will host an ‘experience day’, which will involve various activities and presentations, with lawyers and non-lawyers from across the firm.
The Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) has launched a new scheme specifically for charities and not-for-profit organisations who want to advise EU citizens on UK settlement.
In the second part of our series on contract management pitfalls, we look at the risks and opportunities presented by payment mechanisms in construction contracts.
The Government has resurrected its plans to cap the termination payments for exiting employees in the public sector.
Under most construction contracts, the contractor takes on the ground conditions risk. However, a recent case has demonstrated that the risk can fall on the employer.
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