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
Tim is a specialist in making sense of the complex legal, regulatory, governance, policy and commercial issues that arise in dealings 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 a major law firm.
He was a senior civil servant and government lawyer advising on pan-government legal and policy matters, many of them creating new strategic relationships between sectors.
He offers business clients a deep understanding of the structure, policies, culture and processes of HM Government and of the NHS helping to bridge the divide and harness the strengths of both to form innovative relationships for the public good and for improved commercial performance.
He has a varied and significant public law practice involving all aspects of
(i) the interpretation and implementation of statute law and policy;
Tim has been a member of various legislation teams promoting new primary legislation through both Houses if Parliament; has drafted statutory instruments and has extensive experience of implementing new laws (including the Human Rights Act; the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act and GDPR). He is co-author if the NHS Wales Indemnity Policy and advised Welsh Ministers on the issue of GP professional indemnity arrangements and advised a public health body on its duties regarding the collection and use of confidential patient information.
(ii) reviewing, challenging and defending decisions taken by public bodies
Tim has advised parties in a number of 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; the Bloody Sunday Inquiry and various public procurement challenges.
(iii) creating robust, trusted relationships between the public and private sectors.
This includes public/private partnerships (PPP/PFI2); joint working arrangements; long term provider contracts and helping organisations build good relationships with their regulators and oversight bodies (including the Charity Commissioner; Government Ministers (in England and in Wales); the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and CQC).
He advised IASME Consortium in its successful bid to become the Government’s Partner organisation for its Cyber Essentials Standard and continues to advise on its relationships with certification bodies and NCSC.
His legal work focusses on UK public/ administrative law and commercial contract law; EU law (including state aid); public procurement law; data protection and wider information law issues (Freedom of Information; Environmental Information Regulations; confidentiality, cyber law and official secrets).His data privacy work arises in a wide range of contexts including the deployment of innovative technologies, deploying biometric verification in the workplace; PKI solutions; Big-data; and sharing healthcare (and other special category) data;
outsourcing; developing military technologies, battlefield application; interception of communications; performing surveillance and monitoring in the workplace, media and marketing; e-commerce and AI.
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.
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;)
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 social care partnering agreements; Joint Working Agreements; international collaborations; 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).
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