Public Procurement Litigation

What to do when a procurement goes wrong and how should you respond to the various forms of challenges that you might face

Level: Intermediate

11 July 2019, 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch) Browne Jacobson, Nottingham (with Video Conferencing Equipment to Browne Jacobson’s offices in Birmingham and London)

Presented by Browne Jacobson

Course overview

This interactive workshop addresses the issue of risk in procurement processes: how to mitigate it; and how to respond to challenges when they arise.

The session will be built around the lifecycle of a procurement process and look at the key pressure points and issues with procurement processes.

Suitable audience:

Procurement officers and lawyers who have experience of or interest in procurement law

Overview and topics to be covered include:

Risks associated with:
• Pre- market engagement
• Selection stage
• ITT stage
• Contract Award and notification
How to analyse and respond to different forms of challenge and or complaint at all of the stages

Duration: Half a day (3 training hours) including lunch

Interactive elements

There will be a number of interactive elements including case study, quiz, open forum discussion and role play. Participants will be expected to engage in the session and join in with the various scenarios put to them.


This course will cover:

B Technical legal practice

B4 Draft documents

C Working with other people

C1 Communicate clearly and effectively

Presenter profiles:

Rachel Whitaker, Browne Jacobson is an associate solicitor in the firm’s Commercial Health team. She has developed a very well respected practice in the area of public procurement, specialising, in particular in the complex area of health and social care procurement. In addition to advising on major strategic procurement projects she has considerable experience of advising contracting authorities and contractors alike on challenges brought under both the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and the National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) (No. 2) Regulations 2013.

Louise Bennett, Browne Jacobson is a solicitor in the Government and Infrastructure Team. Louise specialises in public procurement advising clients on the application of the EU procurement regime and advising on the challenges brought under the Public Contract Regulations.

Please note we offer the option to attend this course via video conference at another of our offices to make it accessible to as many EM Lawshare members as possible. We do our best to deliver the best experience we can with the technology we have, but inevitably it may not be as effective as attending the course in person. We always appreciate your feedback and make improvements if we can.

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If you would like to send a list of registrants, please email Julie.Scheller@freeths.co.uk.