Stuart is an expert on public and utilities procurement and has worked extensively with all manner of Government and regulated bodies. His clients attest that he is an absolute pleasure to work with and his credentials are excellent.
Stuart is a partner in our Commercial practice, with a focus on Public Sector and Utilities procurement particularly for infrastructure projects. He is based in London.
He has advised extensively throughout the UK and Ireland, acting for major UK and international clients in the private sector as well as central, local and regional Government bodies, public and privately owned utilities, Universities and Health Trusts.
He provides strategic advice on the process by which major works, services and supplies contracts are awarded in accordance with UK/European public and utilities procurement law, including liaising with stakeholders, designing procurement processes and drafting procurement documentation. He frequently works with multi-practice teams facilitating high-value transactions including those related to Government disposals and outsourcings. He is increasingly involved with bidders and potential bidders in identifying and responding to high value procurement opportunities across the UK and Internationally. Stuart also takes day to day responsibility for running high value and high profile procurement litigation matters, on both the Claimant and Defendant sides.
Stuart is a Member of the Procurement Lawyers Association, was an External Member of the Northern Ireland Procurement Board for over eight years (the Board is chaired by the Minister for Finance and each of the Permanent Secretaries and sets procurement policy for NI Government), as well as being an experienced member of various other strategic review and oversight boards.