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Mike is a partner in our government and infrastructure team. Mike specialises in public procurement, commercial public sector projects and leads our Waste and Recycling Group. He is recognised as a leading expert in local government law and public procurement. Mike advises on innovative transactional work for public sector bodies and those who supply to the public sector.
After an early career in local government, Mike became a leading procurement and projects lawyer, advising upon many of the first PFI/PPP projects and delivering some of the most innovative deals in the public sector, including the first LLP structured partnership Kier Sheffield LLP and a number of strategic partnerships (including joint ventures arrangements under the One Barnet programme).
Mike has advised on a number of landmark PFI deals, including the Greater Manchester and Merseyside Waste schemes, the Greater Manchester Police project and a number of schools projects, including the first all secondary school estate project (Haringey), the first Voluntary Aided project (Cardinal Heenan in Leeds) and the first SEN PFI (Salford).
Mike is a regular speaker on procurement and alternative delivery vehicles for organisations such as CIPF An and White Paper. He wrote the Legal Guidance on collaboration for the Welsh Local Government Association and recently authored a guide on Insourcing for CIPFA.
Browne Jacobson and Agilia are delighted to invite you to our on-demand webinar in which we will be looking at the key issues and best practice, which every affected authority needs to know, to assist them in the management of this challenge and the development of a strategy for preservation or replacement of assets and the re-procurement of key services.
An update on current issues including managing the business failure of a key contractor, litigating and working with the court system and planning.