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A number of our members at Fountain Court practice in procurement, providing advice and representation in both a contentious and advisory capacity.
We act for both commercial clients and public authorities, including central government, police and local authorities. Several of our barristers are currently on the Attorney-General’s Panels, many of whom are regularly instructed in procurement cases on behalf of the central and local government.
In addition to our administrative and procurement law experience, we call upon our extensive and wide-ranging experience of commercial disputes to assist clients in this area. We believe this combination of expertise is unparalleled across the chambers practising in this area and enables us to effectively represent clients in complex commercial disputes in this field.
Contentious work includes both challenging and defending procurement decisions, as well as advising on the merits of bringing or defending such challenges. We have appeared in the Administrative Court and the Technology and Construction Court in a number of high-profile cases brought under the Public Contracts and Utilities Regulations, as well as disputes arising outside that regime.
Non-contentious capabilities include advising on tender documentation, assisting with the clarification of queries and advising on selection and award criteria and contractual issues post-tender. Members also have experience of advising central government in respect of the public, commercial and former EU law requirements and risks in respect of national contracts, as well as on potential challenges.
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