Procurement Challenges and Judicial Review
We advise on a full range of dispute resolution procedures involving public law issues including judicial review applications, court proceedings, procurement challenges, the exercise of regulatory powers, investigations, claims for breach of duty and other regulatory procedures.
Our Commercial Dispute Resolution group is regularly instructed to advise both authorities and contractors on procurement challenges brought under the Public Contract Regulations 2015. The deadlines for procurement challenges are extremely tight and we provide responsive and pragmatic advice to quickly assess whether the grounds for challenge exist. Our litigators work closely with the commercial lawyers in our public sector team to advise upon the appropriate strategy in the relevant commercial context.
We are also regularly instructed to advise on potential judicial review applications both by the decision makers and those seeking to challenge. Again given the need for promptness the emphasis is on the timely and responsive advice with a focus on what can practically be achieved.