- Corporate commercial
- 023 8098 3010
Maria qualified as a solicitor in March 2022 and joined Hempsons corporate commercial team. She spent nine months of her training contract in a commercial dispute resolutions department and prior to starting her training contract, she worked as a paralegal in an NHS foundation trust for six years. She dealt with procurement processes, potential challenges, the light touch regime and all the trust’s service contracts.
Maria’s work primarily involves advising clients on procurement processes, potential procurement challenges, the light touch regime and commercial contracts.
Maria is known for her approachable demeanour and for providing clear, pragmatic, commercial advice to complex matters.
Main areas of expertise
- procurement law
- tender process and procedures
- commercial contracts
- commercial dispute resolution processes
The clients she works with
- NHS bodies, including NHS foundation trusts, NHS trusts and integrated care boards
- private sector organisations
- Legal Practice Course, 2022
- LLB, 2014
The financial thresholds for the application of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 will change from 1 January 2024.
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.
April 1 - the procurement law changes that have come in to effect.
Amendments have been made to Chapter 8 (the rules applicable to below threshold value contracts) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
With all of the publicity about the Procurement Bill, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 are being up-dated.
There is a lot of change on its way to procurement law. The way healthcare services are commissioned is also going to change. For the NHS, ICBs will go live on 1 July 2022.
The new Procurement Bill - MEAT to MAT. Significant change, or a question of semantics?
PPN 01/22 was published on 28 March 2022 to provide guidance as to how contracting authorities can further cut ties with companies backed by the states of Russia and Belarus.
In March 2022, NHS England published guidance to extend the principles within PPN 06/20 to ensure the consistent approach of all In-scope Organisations to apply net zero and social value to the commissioning and purchase of goods and services by NHS organisations.