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James has considerable experience in high value UK procurement litigation in both the Administrative and Technology and Construction Court.  He has experience in advising on all aspects of the UK and EU procurement regime covering the Public Contracts, Utilities Contracts, Concession Contracts and Defence and Security Public Contract Regulations.  Significant litigation and advisory work includes:

  • R(Leyton Orient FC) v London Legacy Development Corporation. Advising the London Legacy Development in relation to procurement challenge brought by Leyton Orient Football Club to the Olympic Stadium procurement competition.

  • Covanta v Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority MWDA [2013] EWHC 2922. Acting for SITA UK in this public procurement challenge.

  • Advising in relation to the High Court proceedings challenging the decision by Norfolk County Council to proceed with the Saddlebow Energy from Waste project (R(De Whalley) v Norfolk County Council).

  • Advising a major outdoor advertising agency in a procurement dispute with TfL regarding an advertising agreement covering London’s transport network.

  • Advising several major international pharmaceutical companies in relation to NHS procurement issues

  • Advising on procurement issues in relation to the following projects/contracts, including:

    • Crossrail 1 Rolling Stock
    • Thames Tideway construction contract
    • Bradford & Calderdale Energy from Waste EPC Contract
    • Surrey Energy from Waste EPC contract
    • Various microgeneration and renewable energy schemes
  • Ministry of Justice Rehabilitation Programme:  advising in relation to a major procurement competition for out-sourcing of rehabilitation services

 James is a Member of UK’s Procurement Law Association and Civil Procedure Working Group.