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Weightmans LLP

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Vincent King

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Weightmans LLP

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Vincent is a projects and commercial lawyer who advises local authorities on PFI, PPPs, outsourcing, joint venture arrangements, new corporate and contractual structures and funding models. Vincent has a good understanding of procurement law and has advised clients using the competitive dialogue and restricted procedures in procurements and the establishment of new entities to take advantage of the ‚Äėin-house‚Äô exemption. He has also devised and worked on schemes and structures such as concession arrangements and regeneration schemes which are structured in such a way so as not involve the full application of the procurement rules. Recently he has advised on the setting up of new corporate structures and new service delivery models. He regularly speaks at seminars for local authority clients on matters such as commissioning, contract management and shared services.


Trained Simpson Curtis (now Pinsent Masons), qualified 1992. Vincent qualified as a corporate lawyer at what is now Pinsent Masons in 1992. After a spell working inhouse as Group Solicitor at Arla Foods Plc he rejoined the commercial department at Pinsent Masons in 1997, until 2009. Vincent was made a partner in 2002. He joined Cobbetts, now DWF, as a partner in 2009 and joined Weightmans as a partner in May 2013. Publications of note: author of ‚ÄėThe Carriage of Goods‚Äô; a chapter in ‚ÄėThe Sale and Supply of Goods and Services‚Äô, by Richard Christou, published on 31 October 2007 by Sweet & Maxwell.


The Law Society.


Scarborough Sixth Form College; University of Leeds (LLB Law 1989); College of Law, York (Solicitors Final Examinations 1990).


Spending time with family; food and wine; watching sports; running.

London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Within: Commercial contracts

Following a strategic review, Weightmans LLP underwent a transformational management restructure in May 2017, which resulted in a new 'client relationships' arm being created to cover six key markets: owner-managed business, built environment, corporate, private client, insurance and public bodies. Its national commercial team includes Leeds-based Michelle Mathers, who focuses on servicing owner-managed businesses. Sarah Walton in Manchester leads the group, which advises on procurement, collaboration agreements, manufacturing agreements, franchising and outsourcing, among other areas. Vincent King and newly promoted partner Victoria Robertson recently acted for Lancashire Constabulary and the Lancashire PCC in a collaboration with the University of Central Lancashire to establish a forensic academy. Laurence Pritchard was the lead adviser to a consortium of independent greyhound track owners on the sale of media rights to the greyhound races at their tracks to Arena Leisure Limited. Sean Crotty acts for public and private sector clients, such as the Metropolitan Police, Derbyshire County Council and Playground Games Limited. John Schorah, Martin Vincent and associate Haroon Younis are also recommended.

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North West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Manchester

Within: Corporate and commercial: Manchester

Weightmans LLP's 'efficient and highly commercial' department is active in transactions across the manufacturing, healthcare, higher education and public sectors, and has seen growth in activity in the IT, digital and creative sectors, with consultant Robert Turnbull advising online retailer In the Style (ITS) on its investment-backing from Livingbridge. Elsewhere, Paul Raftery advised Aspire IOM on the sale of its subsidiary Kreston IOM to listed acquirer The Financial Services Opportunities Investment Fund. Sarah Walton heads the corporate team and tax partner Haydn Rogan is also noted. Vincent King  and Martin Vincent are recommended among the commercial team, which advises on heavyweight commercial contracts for the firm’s private and public sector client base; King is leading advice for the British Transport Police on its procurement of managed network services under the Crown Commercial Service’s Managed Network Services framework.

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EU competition

Within: EU competition

Weightmans LLP’s EU and competition practice is noted for its expertise across the food, drink and insurance sectors, and is also noted for its experience in state aid matters. Key mandates included advising the Motor Insurers’ Bureau in ensuring that compensation resulting from terrorism incidents through the use of vehicles is compliant with competition laws and state aid rules. The team also advised John West on resale pricing issues and advised Lotus Bakeries on competition compliance laws in relation to its proposal to grant exclusive rights to a particular retailer for the sale of one of its products in the UK and Spain. Wi-Manx and Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council are also clients. In Liverpool, competition head Laurence Pritchard  advises on EU and UK competition law, including merger control and the control of anti-competitive agreements and practices. Also in Liverpool, Gary Jones specialises in state aid advice and regularly assists with grant and loan funding, regeneration projects and contract procurement. In Manchester, procurement specialist Vincent King is also recommended, as is Martin Vincent.

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