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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
As an alternative to our contact form you can email Adrian.
These Regulations make amendments to United Kingdom Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (the “PCR”) and other procurement regulations for the purpose of implementing two free trade agreements entered into by the United Kingdom (“the FTAs”), one with Australia and the other with New Zealand. The changes are made under The Public Procurement (International Trade Agreements) (Amendment) Regulations 2023.
Amendments have been made to Chapter 8 (the rules applicable to below threshold value contracts) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
The new Procurement Bill - MEAT to MAT. Significant change, or a question of semantics?
With the saying of a little bit of Norman French (“La Reyne le vault”) by the Clerk of the Parliaments in the House of Lords, Royal Assent to the Health and Care Bill was given on 28 April 2022.
Foundation Trusts and NHS England will need to apply a lower procurement threshold from 16 August 2021
The Public Procurement (Agreement on Government Procurement) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 (the “Amendment Regulations”) have been published.
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.