Expertise

Michael is head of the firm's regulated procurement team and specialises in all aspects of procurement law. He advises procuring authorities and utilities on the conduct of procurement processes, the availability of grounds to negotiate direct awards and strategies for mitigating the risk of procurement challenges. He also advises bidders on competing for regulated contracts and bringing procurement challenges. Michael's work involves the energy / utilities, health and transport sectors, along with telecoms and education.

Michael's recent experience includes advising:

  • the Department for Transport on the rail franchising "pre-qualification passport" and on the West Coast Partnership rail franchise, which involves the award of a franchise for passenger services on the West Coast mainline, the design of HS2 and the operation of passenger services on HS2 
  • Manchester Airport Group on its Transformation Programmes at Manchester and Stansted Airports
  • United Utilities on its award-winning "innovation lab", on major capital works projects and on the Haweswater Aqueduct Resilience Programme (HARP) 
Publications
  • Michael writes the EU chapter in the Government Procurement Review book (published by The Law Reviews)
Year Qualified
  • 2009
Education
  • BPP – Legal Practice Course (2007)
  • Durham University – LLB (1) (2006)
Professional memberships
  • Procurement Lawyers Association