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Mills & Reeve LLP

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Litigation and procurement disputes lawyer with experience in all aspects of contentious work before courts and tribunals as well as international arbitration. Specialising in particular in contentious procurement work Helen has advised on a number of high profile cases and took the first case to the High Court on the nature of the automatic suspension under the Public Contracts (Amendments) Regulations 2009.  Helen advises both contracting authorities within the firm’s key sectors of health and education and those bidding for public contracts. Helen also advises a variety of commercial clients on matters ranging from warranty claims to breach of confidence; on-line gaming and breach of contract and has been involved in a number of cases with an international element.  Helen also blogs and speaks on a variety of contentious procurement subjects.


Trainee solicitor at Mills & Reeve 1990-1992, Solicitor 1994-2000, Associate 2000-2015, Principal Associate 2015


Procurement Lawyers Association


Somerville College, Oxford (1987 BA); MA (Oxon); Guildford College of Law

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Cambridge

(Rising stars)

Helen PrandyMills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP handles a growing caseload of regional, national and international disputes, notably for clients in the technology, life sciences, food and beverage, health and education sectors. The firm is recognised for IT and technology disputes, particularly those involving issues of information and data governance and confidentiality, and cybersecurity. Jamie Wheatley, who advises on strategy and tactics for resolving disputes through negotiation, mediation, court and arbitration, and new lead partner for Cambridge Douglas McDonald are the key practitioners. Principal associate Helen Prandy specialises in procurement disputes for a diverse range of clients, among them government departments. Principal associate Lino Di Lorenzo is recommended for complex commercial and insolvency litigation, shareholder and partnership disputes, and professional indemnity claims.