• I am a commercial contracts lawyer specialising in advising NHS organisations and Local Authorities on complex procurements, including outsourcing contracts and infrastructure projects such as PFI and PPPs.

    I am currently acting for a number of NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts and Local Authorities in respect of the procurement of outsourced services, including pathology services, outpatient pharmacy services and education services.  I have also advised bidders seeking to contract with commissioners for a range of clinical and non-clinical services.  My healthcare contracts experience also includes advising on equitable access, and the acquisition of a hospital by a Foundation Trust following dissolution of an NHS Trust.

    I have advised on a number of large acute hospital PFI schemes procured through competitive dialogue, including those in Liverpool, Bristol and Tunbridge Wells.  I have advised clients in relation to a variety of operational PFI issues including variations, refinancing and changes in control.

    I am advising on a number of LIFT schemes, and I advised Community Health Partnerships in relation to the updating of the LIFT documentation in 2015.

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