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Landmark’s public procurement team offers expertise in all areas of public procurement, with barristers regularly instructed to advise on procurement related issues in particular in the urban development, housing, healthcare, transport, waste, energy and utilities sectors.

Our team advises economic operators, contracting authorities and third parties on all stages of procurement competitions, including non-contentious advice on the design of tenders and ITTs, the conduct of competitions and litigation arising out of challenges to contract award decisions, through to post-award contract variations and assignment. We have acted in many of the most significant procurement cases in recent years in the UK courts.

Specific areas of expertise include:

  • NHS procurement and commissioning (pharmaceuticals, clinical and other services);
  • Central government contracting, including loan schemes initiatives and the MoJ’s implementation of legal aid reform;
  • Construction projects for national infrastructure projects;
  • Development agreements for urban regeneration, including local authority estate regeneration programmes;
  • Transport projects;
  • PFI/PPP contracts and project financing;
  • Electricity Market Reform and the Contracts for Difference auctions;
  • Renewable energy solar schemes;
  • Local authority contracts, including waste and renewable energy schemes.

Recent leading work includes

  • Litigation (now settled) in the High Court of Northern Ireland concerning a challenge to Northern Ireland’s most significant waste disposal contract;
  • R (Faraday Development Ltd) v West Berks Council [2018] EWCA Civ 2532;
  • R (Wylde) v Waverly Borough Council [2017] P.T.S.R. 1245.
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