Colin Murray > DWF > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

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I have a multitude of experience working for public and private sector bodies on local government law and public procurement.




I have advised on a range of joint ventures, major PPP projects and the development of innovative new structures for long term PPPs with public sector equity investment.

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North West > Public sector > Local government

DWF is highlighted for its strengths in infrastructure and urban regeneration schemes, and it is also adept in public procurement work; the latter is an area in which Colin Murray is recommended. Murray jointly leads the team with Jonathan Branton, who specialises in subsidy control, state aid and EU competition matters. Other key areas of work  include governance, health and safety, environmental and other regulatory advice for local authority clients. The practice also handles insurance work, defending claims for historical abuse and failures of social care, with a specialism in the recovery of outstanding care debt. Associate Bradley Martin focuses on public procurement and outsourcing transactions.

North West > Corporate and commercial > EU and competition

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DWF handles the full range of competition and EU-related matters, including CMA and international merger filings, state aid and public procurement proceedings Its work includes litigation, and regulatory issues relating to Brexit. Another area of focus for the firm in 2020 was access to COVID-19 subsidies in areas such as construction and infrastructure. The team is led by the ‘truly outstanding‘ Jonathan Branton  and Colin Murray, who offer international state aid and public funding expertise, and notable local government and public procurement capabilities respectively. Also noted is senior associate Jay Mehta, a specialist in state aid and public sector work, and director Alexander Rose, who has extensive expertise in public funding.

Yorkshire and the Humber > Public sector > Local government

DWF recruited projects partner Allison Page, the former head of DLA Piper‘s Leeds office, to grow its public sector real estate and infrastructure office. Andrew Flounders assists with major public development projects. Another key figure is Alexander Rose, who is an expert in state aid, procurement and EU funding and financial instruments. Planning specialist Helen Robinson is also of note. Colin Murray leads the nationwide local government practice from the Manchester office, while Jonathan Branton is head of public sector and also leads the competition practice.