"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."
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"A procurement heavyweight..."
Tim acts for clients on all aspects of:
He helps clients make sense of the complex legal 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 transformational pan-government policy matters and national infrastructure programmes such as, 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.
Services Sector– (bidding for government contracts; outsourcing; challenging procurement decisions; responding to consultations; data privacy/GDPR, and State Aid)
Tech Sector– (UK Government relations; policy insight; data privacy; regulatory; cyber and strategic relationships)
Public sector -(advising Central Government Departments, NDPBs and other public bodies 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; UK GDPR; Confidentiality, Data Security and Protection Toolkit; PFI reviews; judicial reviews)
Defence sector – (bid support; Humanitarian law; Human rights);
Nuclear – (procurement and regulatory issues).
Data Protection, Information and Cyber Security Law
Preparing extensive GDPR compliance documentation and training for a major UK health care provider;
Advising clients on the practical consequences of the Schrems II judgment and the removal of the US ‘Privacy Shield’;
Advising a UK corporate client on preparations for post-Brexit data transfers between the UK and European Economic Area (EEA);
Advising clients on how to adapt to the UK GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 from 1st January 2021;
Advising on the lawful use of biometrics for identity verification in the workplace;
Advising a major cyber security standards organisation on the application of GDPR and DPA 2018 to cyber security standards;
Representing and advising an NHS provider in its urgent response to a major data security breach;
Advising a tech services provider on responding to a breach of its confidential commercial information by a third party;
Advising a professional services organisation on its GDPR- preparedness and advising its Board on compliance risk;
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.
Tim has a longstanding specialist practice in public procurement law (contentious and non-contentious) covering all aspects of UK and EU procurements and has been described by one of the Directories as “…a procurement heavyweight”.
He has also been involved in innovative public/private collaborations including
Tim acts for clients as diverse as the Cabinet Office; QinetiQ; Siemens; Babcock; First Group; OFCOM; MOJ; PJHQ;; 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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