Overview

Stephanie is an experienced procurement and commercial lawyer with a track record of advising on and managing complex procurements and projects. She acts principally for public sector organisations and utilities, both on non-contentious and contentious matters.

Stephanie has built a reputation for advising clients in the education, energy and rail sectors as well as advising local authority and public sector clients.

Her experience covers advising on procurement strategy, assisting clients with managing large procurement projects and preparing the tender documentation, advising on state aid and grant funding issues and advising on collaborative projects.

Stephanie is a member of the Procurement Lawyers Association and has contributed to the work of several working groups. She regularly speaks at industry events.

Experience
  • Advising the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority on the procurement aspects and process of high profile, politically complex projects, including the decommissioning programme for the Magnox sites, (value £6 billion) and subsequent challenge by a dissatisfied bidder.
  • Providing strategic procurement, state aid and regulatory advice to the Welsh Government on various transport related projects, including the re-letting of the Wales and Borders franchise and the infrastructure improvements associated with electrification and the introduction of light rail in and around Cardiff.
  • Providing procurement support to London Development Agency, now part of the Greater London Authority, on the regeneration of the Royal Albert Docks, a high profile and politically sensitive development project (over £1 billion).
  • Advising the University of Bristol on the establishment and ongoing operation of the National Composites Centre, in particular advising on the structure and membership arrangements to comply with State aid, procurement and competition laws, advising on various ERDF and Catapult funding agreements and commercial contracts. The centre provides state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, research and development opportunities and skills training for manufacturers in the composite sector.
  • Advising Bristol City Council on various procurement and state issues arising out its structural review of waste management within the authority area and the termination of existing waste collection arrangements with its provider and transfer of the service to a newly created Teckal in-house waste collection company (value over £60 million).

What others say...

We like working with Stephanie - we feel that she becomes part of our team. She is responsive and provides consistently reliable advice in some challenging and complex matters.

An education sector client