Stephanie Rickard > VWV > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

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Local Government




Stephanie leads our specialist Procurement and State Aid team from our Bristol office.

With over 20 years’ experience advising on and managing complex and high value procurements and projects, Stephanie can advise on all aspects of your procurement process as well as advising on bringing and defending procurement challenges. Stephanie also advises on state aid, grant funding applications and ancillary competition law issues.

Stephanie acts for public sector organisations, universities and research organisations, utilities and bidders.

Meeting Your Needs

Stephanie’s aim is to work with you to find practical strategies and solutions. She understands the need for high quality advice, delivered in a friendly and approachable way. She has a particular focus and interest in advising clients in the public sector and higher education sectors.

She can support your projects from conception to completion or provide support and assistance according to your requirements.

Stephanie can help you with planning and preparing your procurement strategy, drafting tender documents, assist with designing the evaluation methodology and process, prepare procurement compliance programmes, advise on framework agreements and how to deal with procurement challenges. On state aid, she can advise on structuring agreements to ensure compliance, grant funding applications and collaborative projects.

What Others Say

“We like working with Stephanie. She is responsive and provides consistently reliable advice in some challenging and complex matters” – University client


Stephanie is a member of the Procurement Lawyers Association, where she has contributed to several working groups, most recently on Brexit.

Lawyer Rankings

South West > Public sector > Local government

VWV‘s Bristol-based team advises a range of public sector bodies on mandates including procurement matters, employment tribunal claims, and an increasing number of code of conduct cases. Allison Cook, who leads the public sector practice, is well regarded for advising on issues pertaining to senior individuals in local government and the emergency services. Property litigation specialists Michelle Bendall and Daniel Hall and procurement expert Stephanie Rickard are also recommended.