SWALA and Burges Salmon invite you to attend a seminar on some of the hot topics generated by the Procurement Bill, which is currently in its final stages in Parliament. Each speaker will briefly highlight a particular area for debate and a panel discussion will follow on the implications of the proposed legislation. The event will be of interest to all procurement lawyers in the South West, whether in private practice or in the public sector.

Event programme

  • Ian Tucker – Chair 
  • Catherine Wolfenden – Osborne Clarke: “Contract performance and variations
  • Jorren Knibbe – No5 Chambers: “The ‘setting aside’ remedy
  • Lloyd Nail – Burges Salmon: “Challenging procurement decisions and awards
  • Laura Brealey – Bevan Brittan: “Exclusion and Debarment

Event details

Date: Thursday 11 May 2023


17:00 – Registration

17:20 – Welcome

17:30 – Speakers

18:10 – Discussion

18:30 – Drinks, nibbles and networking

Venue: Burges Salmon, One Glass Wharf, Bristol BS2 0ZX [map]



Please note that this event will be a hybrid event and will take place both in person and for those joining remotely, on Microsoft Teams. As such, please note that if you will be joining remotely, your name, alias or telephone number (depending on how you join the call) will be visible to other participants and the presenters on the MS Teams platform as it is not technically possible to hide the participant list. The basis for processing your data as described is legitimate interest. Please contact Burges Salmon LLP if you have any particular questions or concerns about how your personal data will be processed in connection with the event, or see their privacy policy. All questions raised during the event (including those which are not published) will be captured and stored by Burges Salmon LLP and may be visible during the event.

Personal information provided on the registration form or collected during the event will be shared with the event organisers from Burges Salmon LLP and South West Administrative Lawyers Association who will use it to communicate with you regarding this event and for pre- and post-event administration purposes. Data regarding your attendance of the event will also be shared between Burges Salmon and South West Administrative Lawyers Association. For more information, please read each of the organisations’ privacy policies here: Burges Salmon LLP and South West Administrative Lawyers Association.

Key contact

John Houlden

John Houlden Partner

  • Head of Public Sector
  • Head of Procurement and Subsidy Control
  • Projects