Michelle is a well-respected commercial contracts lawyer with a strong background having worked in-house for many years prior to joining private practice where she has held partner positions for the last 17 years.
Providing advice on all aspects of the supply and purchase of assets, goods and services with a particular interest in engineering and major projects. Her background in industry brings a strong connection to the rail sector which is a particular specialism as is her work with renewable energy companies. Michelle heads up our National Commercial & Projects Service Line within the wider commercial team and also our National Rail team.
Michelle has a real ability to understand her Clients’ requirements in order to document them in a way that is clear, concise and user friendly.
With a particular expertise in cross border arrangements and often for Clients who are highly innovative both in terms of products (goods and or services) and contracting structure, Michelle works closely with Clients in all sectors to achieve solutions which work for them rather than attempting to mould Clients into.
Her strong background in the rail industry means that she has significant experience relating to procurement regimes and advising clients on public procurement rules and requirements.
In addition Michelle has experience of advising local authorities in relation to grant funding schemes and, more recently, procurement of renewable energy schemes and tendering for fibre network providers. More recent experience relates to supporting Clients who are entering into regulated tender processes and in some cases, considering whether any processes should be challenged.