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Monckton Chambers β€˜is undoubtedly one of the strongest chambers for procurement and public law’. Across an impressive range of sectors, especially transport and energy, its members provide advisory, tender process and disputes expertise, including mediation. Michael Bowsher QC acted for Bechtel Management Company on the case of the proposed Β£6.1bn decommissioning of the Magnox reactors where Bechtel, among other bidders, brought a claim over how the contract was handled. Philip Moser QC acted successfully for MLS (Overseas) against the Secretary of State for Defence in a claim under the defence procurement regulations.

β€˜An excellent set with a wide range of experience’, 11KBW acts for tenderers and other claimants as well as local councils and other public authorities. James Goudie QC acted for the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in a procurement dispute relating to the advertising towers at Hammersmith Flyover. Jason Coppel is representing the claimant in SRCL v NHS England which is challenging the auction for clinical waste services on the grounds that the defendant accepted an abnormally low tender.

Blackstone Chambers β€˜is obviously a very highly regarded chambers for public law’ and β€˜each barrister has lived up to what you would expect from their impressive accomplishments’. On the public procurement front its members are instructed on challenges in the aviation, health, professional services and IT sectors. Emily Neill acted for a claimant in a challenge to the Ministry of Defence and others on a contract worth Β£84m in respect of the supply of boots to the army. Meanwhile, in Global Gaming Ventures (Southampton) v Southampton City Council, Hanif Mussa represented the claimant in a challenge to a procurement process for the award of a large casino gambling licence worth some tens of millions of pounds.

Keating Chambers β€˜impresses with the broad range of subject areas it can deal with’. Sarah Hannaford QC acted for Alstom in an action against London Underground and Transport for London concerning the procurement for the supply of a new traction system for the central line. She also acted for HS2, leading Simon Taylor in a challenge to the pre-qualification stage of the high-speed railway’s procurement of rolling stock. It combines expertise in EU and competition law with procurement and State Aid advice.

Henderson Chambers which is β€˜a very good set, especially for public sector-related work’, offers a comprehensive range of procurement expertise including the EU procurement regime. Its members service a range of central and local government departments as well as claimants. Rhodri Williams QC is acting on a claim for breach of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 in Damira Dental Services v NHS Commissioning, which concerns the award of an NHS contract for the provision of dental services. In other work Prof Sir Alan Dashwood QC is acting for the claimant in Invicta Aviation v Secretary of State for Defence in a dispute over the award of a contract for the provision of aviation services.

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