Recognised by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 as a leading expert in public law and procurement, Peter is the head of Browne Jacobson’s Government practice. Specialising in contentious and non-contentious procurement matters, Peter supports public and private sector clients to get the very best out of their regulated procurement activity.
Peter’s extensive experience also means that he can advise clients on a variety of commercial matters for both government and supplier-to-government clients.
Prior to joining Browne Jacobson, Peter was a special projects adviser for Nottinghamshire County Council – meaning he really understands the pressures faced by in-house counsel when leading major projects.
Peter is dedicated to helping clients achieve their Net Zero aims. Peter has been instrumental in supporting the Midlands Engine in developing their 10-point plan for Green Growth. As Chair of the Midlands Engine Green Growth Board, Peter continues to champion their work by working with businesses, public bodies, academia and the third sector to achieve genuine change through innovation and growth.
Peter is also the Finance and Membership Secretary of the Procurement Lawyers Association, and on the editorial Board for Lexis Nexis Local Government and a regular public speaker.
Peter has led our support for two freeports – initiatives at the forefront of the government’s agenda for post Brexit growth and leveling up. Advising on their governance structures and establishment. Peter negotiated with bodies from across the sectors to ensure the foundations for long-term successful collaboration were in situ.
Peter supported three of the Councils involved in the establishment of the East Midlands Development Company. A company designed to boost the area’s economy and create tens of thousands of new jobs via three landmark developments of national significance.
Peter successfully defended a contracting authority on a challenge to the award of a £120m framework agreement. Our tactical support allowed a satisfactory result for all involved and allowed the framework to be let.
Peter supported a metropolitan council on the insourcing of its adult day care services. Advice included the establishment of a wholly owned company, the transfer of assets and the procurement and subsidy control implications of the new structure.
"Always responsive, helpful and pragmatic. Peter is knowledgeable and timely in his communications."
"Peter Ware is a very knowledgeable and pragmatic practitioner."
"Peter Ware, a specialist for local government commercial matters, procurement and transport, heads the government and infrastructure team."
Law firm Browne Jacobson has collaborated with Wiltshire Council and Christ Church Business School on the launch event of The Council Company Best Practice and Innovation Network, a platform which brings together academic experts and senior local authority leaders, allowing them to share best practice in relation to council companies.
The Procurement Bill (the Bill) has now been with us for about four months, during which time there have been a huge number of amendments proposed in the House of Lords (circa 320). Lately, there has been less mention of it — unsurprising, really, given everything else going on in politics recently — but here’s a summary of some of the key issues and themes so far.
This on-demand webinar is suitable for legal and procurement specialists operating within publicly funded contracting authorities.
National law firm Browne Jacobson has partnered with Midlands Engine, Djanogly City Academy and independent think tank, New Local to deliver a session with a difference at the Stronger Things 2022 Conference which focuses on transforming the work of public sector bodies in the UK.
In anticipation of the release of the Procurement Bill, our specialist procurement team spoke through the new regime and the key changes that will take place after the transition period.
The levelling up white paper sets out a set of 12 priority ‘missions’ to be pursued by national and local government in the years to come. With measures covering regeneration, communities, connectivity, education, R&D, employment, and health.
National law firm Browne Jacobson has been named again as one of EM Lawshare’s (EMLS) legal partners after successfully bidding to support them in their core legal work.
More needs to be made of these procurement routes, with clients honouring the original concept rather than watering down concepts.
Browne Jacobson has been named as a supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Legal Services Panel on Lot 1 - General Legal Advice Services (GLAS). The national law firm has been named as one of 12 legal partners to the panel.
We’re proud to be involved in the design and launch of the Midlands Engine Ten Point Plan for Green Growth.
The Cabinet Office has now published the much anticipated Green Paper (Paper) setting out the Government’s proposals for reform of the public procurement system in England. The proposals are now subject to a 12 week consultation period ending on 10th March 2021.
This on-demand video will be a practical overview of how to get those all-important procurement documents right, in our new series 'Lawyers in Local Government (LLG) - Talking Procurement.'
Frameworks feel like an institutional part of public procurement in the UK and in Europe. Last year Browne Jacobson undertook some market research with the CBI to look at public procurement from the private sector perspective.