Procurement Disputes

Geldards’ experienced lawyers in our public sector team protect and advance our clients’ interests in all kinds of public law disputes and litigation, including judicial review and statutory challenges, and procurement challenges.

Our clients include local authorities, central government, NDPBs and regulatory bodies. We also advise businesses, organisations and individuals.

We understand the sensitivities associated with public law disputes, so we aim to resolve them quickly and effectively. We seek to align ourselves with your objectives and work closely with you to execute an agreed strategy which delivers the best results.

Our highly skilled team uses negotiation, mediation, adjudication, expert determination, arbitration and litigation to resolve disputes. We are tenacious, thorough, pragmatic and fair. Most disputes settle out of court, but if litigation is unavoidable or is in your interests, we have a proven track record of obtaining results.

Our team is responsive, easy to work with and cost-conscious. We are transparent on costs and, if appropriate, we will discuss with you various funding options including third party funding, insurance, risk-sharing fee agreements, fixed fees and crowdfunding.

We deal with disputes of all sizes and profiles, from lower-value claims through to complex, high-value, high-profile litigation with multiple parties.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Judicial review and statutory challenges
  • Procurement challenges
  • Planning appeals and enforcement
  • Regulatory prosecutions and defences
  • Public Inquiries
  • Claims in the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber)

Related expertise include: English Public Sector, Welsh Public Sector.

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What clients say

"The public sector team are like an extension of our own in-house lawyers covering all areas that we need. They are different from other firms in that the whole team is available as and when needed this has been a huge benefit for the council. "

Public Sector Nottingham & Derby Legal 500 2022

"It feels like an in-house team when they are instructed to assist on a project."

Local Government, UK Wide, Chambers & Partners 2022

"They are very professional, provide quick responses and come back with clear advice."

Administrative & Public Law Wales, Chambers & Partners 2022

"This practice is large enough to provide expert help as required, but you still receive a good service. There is a consistency of personnel dealing with your case and you do feel that your matter is important to the firm"

Public Sector Wales Legal 500 2022

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