"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 helps clients make sense of the complex legal issues that arise in transactions between the public and private sectors including the regulatory aspects of major projects.
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 projects and programmes, many of them creating innovative strategic relationships between sectors.
He offers companies who are bidding for public contracts, and incumbent suppliers, a deep understanding not just of the law but 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).
Public Procurement & Public Contracts
Tim has a longstanding specialist practice in public procurement law (contentious and non-contentious). He has been involved in some of the highest profile projects and cases and has been described by one of the Directories as “…a procurement heavyweight”.
He has also been involved in major innovative public/private collaborations including:
Joint Working Agreements and international collaborations in the healthcare/pharmaceutical sectors.
Subsidy Controls/State Aid
Data Privacy, Information and Cyber Security Law
Preparing extensive GDPR compliance documentation, policies, procedures and training for a major UK health care provider.
Advising UK clients on the practical consequences of the Schrems II judgment and the removal of the US ‘Privacy Shield’ for data transfers.
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.
Designing an effective data protection impact assessment process for a major corporate client.
Acting for a data controller responding to a former employee’s complaint to the ICO alleging failure to provide adequate disclosure.
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 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.
Publications & Appointments
Previous Law Firms
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