Vincent King > Weightmans LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Weightmans LLP
No 1 Spinningfields
Hardman Square
M3 3EB


Vincent is a projects and commercial lawyer. He advises public sector clients on capital projects, contracts and service delivery models including the establishment of wholly owned companies, outsourcing, partnerships and joint ventures. Vincent has established a variety of contractual and corporate structures including shared services arrangements between public bodies. He also advises on the associated funding arrangements including grants. He acts for different types of public sector bodies including clients in the local government, emergency services, education, health and housing sectors.

Vincent has a good understanding of procurement law. He has advised in particular on stand-alone procurements and call-offs under frameworks, the availability of exemptions including the in-house exemption and public sector co-operation arrangements, and contract variations. He has also advised extensively on the application of the procurement rules to projects involving the development of land.

He also advises private sector clients on contracts with public sector bodies, outsourcing, supply agreements and joint ventures.

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Corporate and commercial > EU and competition

Praised for their capabilities in ‘complex and sophisticated matters‘, Weightmans LLP‘s focus on competition law damages claims is notably concentrated in the airline and airport industries, while other key sectors for the practice include insurance and consumer goods – particularly food and beverages. The team is well-versed in procurement law, advising public sector bodies on various projects and corporate and commercial matters. The team is headed up by the Liverpool-based Laurence Pritchard, noted for his experience of merger control and anti-competitive agreements. Gary Jones specialises in regeneration projects and procurement, while Vincent King works on corporate-related issues.

North West > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

Weightmans LLP advises on IT public procurement, systems integration and data protection for clients in sectors including transport, healthcare and education under the leadership of the experienced Sean Crotty. Sarah Walton advises on corporate and commercial side work for technology companies, while managing partner John Schorah has a notable specialism in the video games’ industry, having previously worked as a company CEO in that sector. Vincent King, head of the firm’s procurement group, is a further key name in this space.

London > Public sector > Local government

Weightmans LLP‘s public sector practice exhibits ‘in-depth and specialist knowledge of local government law‘ and is capable of advising on a wide breadth of projects for local councils. The team excels in providing governance and regulatory advice to support local governments’ procurement initiatives, contract arrangements, and infrastructure projects. The team also provides planning and CPO advice in connection with large-scale developments and is additionally noted for its data security expertise. Liverpool-based lawyer Simon Goacher is a key contact for governance matters, having supported numerous local councils in changing their governance models, and has also advised on a number of investigations in connection with contentious matters. Procurement expert Stephen Johns, who is Leeds-based, and commercial lawyer Vincent King, who practices from London, are also highly recommended.