Tim’ specialist practice in data protection, cyber and information law extends back to 1999 when he was appointed Deputy Legal Adviser at Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). Since then he has practised in both the public and private sectors, in-house and as an external adviser. He provides clear and practical advice to clients (at Board level, in projects and across the organisation) based on effective risk- management techniques.
Tim also specialises in major change and infrastructure projects, outsourcing and other transactions between the public and private sectors. He advises on the many complex regulatory issues that arise including ‘vires’; the public procurement rules; data privacy (including GDPR); anti-bribery, and freedom of information.
Described by one of the directories as a “procurement heavyweight” he provides clear, practical advice on all aspects of procurement (both contentious and non-contentious) including the design of the procurement strategy for the most complex programmes and projects; the choice of appropriate selection and award criteria; competitive dialogue; concessions; establishing multi-user/multi-supplier framework agreements, and on the practical application of the Treaty principles of transparency and equal treatment etc. and has extensive experience of shaping new, innovative procurement programmes that secure maximum flexibility for the clients.
Tim applies his experience as a former senior lawyer and senior civil servant in HM Government to help public sector clients achieve effective, robust, value-for-money contractual relationships (including outsourcing) and to help bidders improve their chances of success.
Tim’s sectoral expertise covers the public sector (including NDPBs); transport; nuclear; information technology (including cyber security); waste; security and defence.
He has held senior executive positions in government departments and agencies, and in professional services firms and has held a non-executive directorship in an acute NHS Trust.
Tim takes a practical approach to advising his clients.
Highly innovative, able to use his legal expertise to solve problems rather than create them...pragmatic and clear thinking.