"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."
Chief Strategy Officer
"A procurement heavyweight..."
Tim acts for clients on all aspects of:
He helps clients make sense of the complex legal, regulatory, governance, policy and commercial issues that arise in transactions between the public and private sectors.
His legal practice builds on his experience of holding board level and other senior leadership roles in Whitehall, GCHQ, the NHS and major law firms.
He was a senior civil servant and government lawyer advising on major pan-government legal and policy matters, many of them creating innovative strategic relationships between sectors.
He offers bidders and regulated organisations a deep understanding of the structure, policies, culture and processes of HM Government and of the NHS
Tech Sector– (UK Government relations; policy insight; data privacy; regulatory; cyber and strategic relationships)
Services Sector– (bidding for government contracts; outsourcing; challenging procurement decisions; responding to consultations; data privacy/GDPR, and State Aid)
Public sector -(advising Central Government and public bodies (UK and other States) on all aspects of establishing and applying public procurement rules (EU/UK and WTO) and public law; defending judicial reviews; developing wider markets; State Aid; PFI/PF2; Anti-bribery; Human Rights; FOIA; GDPR; Official Secrets.)
Health– (commissioning; post-discharge payment disputes; public law; governance; NHS legislation; General Medical Services Regulations; GDS Regulations; and; GDPR; Data Security and Protection Toolkit; PFI reviews; judicial reviews)
Defence sector – (bid support; international trade licensing Humanitarian law; Human rights);
Nuclear – (procurement and regulatory issues).
Issues Involving Regulators
Advising and representing clients (jncluding the Regulators themselves) on the applicable regulatory framework; co-operation on investigations; anticipating and preparing for regulatory audits; accountability requirements, tribunals and enforcements measures.
Public & Administrative Law
Developing, implementing and interpreting UK and EU legislation, and challenging or defending the reviewable decisions of public bodies.
Tim has advised parties in a number of important judicial reviews; public inquiries and formal reviews examining matters of public interest including the adequacy of the provision of mental health services; the North Wales Child Abuse Inquiry; and numerous public procurement challenges.
He has advised numerous organisations on legislation as wide-ranging as the Human Rights Act; Investigatory Powers Acts; Humanitarian Law; Nuclear Industry laws; Crown Copyright; the Intelligence Services Act; Computer Misuse Act; Government of Wales Acts; Health and Social Care legislation; the General Medical Services Regulations, and international Treaties relating to child protection, trade and technology transfers.
Award of Public Sector Contracts
Tim has a longstanding specialist practice in public procurement law (contentious and non-contentious)covering all aspects of UK and EU procurements
He has also been involved in innovative public/private collaborations including
Tim acts for clients as diverse as QinetiQ; Siemens; Babcock; First Group; OFCOM; MOJ; PJHQ; Cabinet Office; major corporates in the tech, semi-conductor and biotechnology sectors; IASME Consortium; SMEs; HM Foreign and Commonwealth Office; the Home Office and National Crime Agency; Welsh Government; Local Health Boards and NHS Trusts; NDPBs; the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority; and Eurostar.
Tim also represents clients who are considering bringing, or who are defending, legal challenges and regulatory enforcement measures.
Previous Law Firms
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