Two Bevan Brittan lawyers have been named as leading individuals in the widely recognised guide Who’s Who Legal: Government Contracts, which is based on the opinions of law firms and government contract experts from around the world.

The 2018 guide lists both Bevan Brittan Head of Procurement, Emily Heard, and lawyer Susie Smith.

The guide says that Emily Heard is “an expert in her field” who “has a strong understanding of the underlying economics and business considerations of clients’ business needs”. The guide further says that Emily “always provides clear and straightforward advice” with sources particularly praising her work in the health sector.

Susie Smith, meanwhile, is described as “a very long-standing name in procurement law circles” and a “clever and knowledgeable” lawyer. The guide notes that she has a wide-ranging practice, advising on matters including education, waste and healthcare.

Emily joined Bevan Brittan in 2001 and is a Partner and Head of the Procurement team. Her name is regularly cited within Legal 500 and Chambers for her extensive experience in procurement challenges and High Court litigation.

Susie Smith is a commercial lawyer and an internationally recognised expert in procurement law. Susie also works as a consultant on internationally funded public procurement and has twice been honoured with receiving Who's Who Public Procurement Lawyer of the Year.

Commenting on the news, Emily Heard said: “Susie and I are delighted to be listed in Who’s Who Legal Government Contracts 2018, as we were last year too. We are pleased to have assisted clients on procurement matters across a wide range of sectors such as housing, infrastructure, energy, waste, transport and health, for both contracting authorities and private sector partners.”


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