- Harrogate, Newcastle
- Projects, Construction, Commercial
- Harrogate/01423 724001 Newcastle/0191 230 0669
What Crispin can do for you
Crispin is a partner in Hempsons’ corporate–commercial team, a role that involves advising on a wide range of contracts in health and social care contexts. He has over 20 years of contracting experience.
Crispin advises commissioners and providers on the contracting aspects of public services procurements, particularly the legal issues to address on advice on services transition, such as business transfer agreements where appropriate. He works closely with the firm’s procurement law experts.
Crispin is head of Hempsons’ projects and construction team and supports landowning institutions to deliver capital development projects and maintain and manage their estates and facilities. He is an expert in joint venture agreements, development agreements, building contracts, professional appointments, services contracts and outsourcing. He is currently focussed on Alternative Services Delivery Models (ASDM’s) and Strategic Estates Partnerships (SEPs), both of which involve the formation of new legal vehicles for the development and operation of non-clinical facilities and services within the NHS.
Main areas of expertise
- Projects (including PFI and LIFT)
- Collaborations and joint ventures
- NHS transactions
The clients he works with
- NHS bodies
- Independent health and social care providers
- Construction and property industry professionals and users
- Charities and social enterprises
Crispin is a trustee of of Paperworks, a social enterprise that enhances workskills and wellbeing for adults with learning disabilities in Leeds and Harrogate.
“Crispin Pettifer is ‘particularly impressive’, and deliveres ‘solid advice’.” (‘Legal 500)
NHS organisations continue to search for ways to improve efficiency and ultimately to save money. The Carter Review provided potential methodologies, and opportunities for savings, and Trusts are implementing various strategies. NHS Improvement has also recently pushed for consolidation in the provision of pathology services with its proposals for new networks of laboratories.
With the news of Carillion’s liquidation, a number of questions arise. From a procurement professional’s perspective, what happens to the contracts will be of paramount importance. It is unlikely to be a simple case of novating the contract to a new provider.