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What Adrian can do for you
Adrian heads Hempsons national Corporate Commercial Department, which encompasses the Procurement, Primary Care Corporate, Commercial and Property Litigation, IT/IP, Charity and Social Enterprise, and Contracting teams.
Adrian has 25 years experience providing advice to public bodies, companies, charities and social enterprises engaged in the health sector on corporate governance, commercial transactions, non contentious and contentious procurement issues, including major projects.
His key areas of work in recent years have included advising upon the redesign of the delivery of commissioning support services to NHS Commissioners nationally, and the development of a national framework to access EPRs, integration support and population health management expertise for NHS Integrated Care Systems (ICS). He also works extensively on the integration of health and social care commissioning and delivery.
He is engaged on substantive multi million procurement and outsourcing projects of key services for NHS bodies. His team defends an increasing number of legal challenges against public bodies and institutes challenges for social enterprises and companies against defective processes.
Main areas of expertise
- Procurement and tendering law
- NHS Constitutional law
- NHS Corporate Governance
- Commercial and Contracting
- Projects and Outsourcing
- Statutory and common law consultation duties
The clients he works with
- NHS bodies
- NHS England
- Social enterprises and charities
- Healthcare Regulatory and Representative bodies
- Procurement Lawyers Association
- The Law Society
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As we all know, the transition period is currently due to expire at 11pm on 31 December 2020. There may be further developments between now and then, but as matters stand, what will the procurement law regulations require as of 1 January 2021?
The Government has passed emergency legislation to relax UK competition law to help the economy and the NHS to meet the challenges of the Covid-19 outbreak. This note looks at the provisions which have been passed in relation to England only.
NHS England is taking on powers that are usually held by the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to commission services in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Government has issued its second Procurement Policy Note (PPN) on the impact of COVID-19 on procurement
The Government has issued its second Procurement Policy Note (PPN) in a week which sets out information and guidance for public bodies on payment of their suppliers to ensure service continuity during and after the current COVID-19 outbreak.
The Government issues the first Procurement Policy Note of 2020 on the impact of COVID-19 on procurement
The Government has today issued the first Procurement Policy Note of 2020 on the impact of COVID-19 on procurement.
Procurement law post Brexit – does anything change for procurement practitioners at 11pm tonight?
This is a round up of some of the more significant decisions you may have missed over the summer holiday period.
The recent judgment in the case of Amey Highways Limited and West Sussex County Council  EWHC 1291 (TCC) deals in detail with the implications of abandonment and the effect of an abandonment decision on an existing claim. The Council had undertaken a competitive dialogue process to select a provider of highways maintenance services. Amey were unsuccessful in that competition by a difference in score of 0.03% against the winning bidder, Ringway.
The Cabinet Office has published Procurement Policy Note (“PPN”) 02/19, which confirms the actions that contracting authorities need to take in the event of a ‘deal’ or a ‘no deal’ Brexit. We summarise the draft advice provided below.
As discussed in our previous newsflash (December 2018), the public procurement position post-Brexit is expected, at least initially, to be largely the same as now, whatever the outcome of current debates.