Stuart is a member of the firm's Public Procurement group and joined Trowers & Hamlins in February 2019.
He specialises in public procurement and advises the public, private and third sectors on Public Procurement, Subsidy and building safety issues.
Stuart advises clients on complex procurement strategy and structures, and helps clients navigate all kinds of procurement issues, including structuring flexible procurement procedures, advising on shared services and collaboration, and the incorporation of transparent evaluation methodologies. Additionally, Stuart regularly delivers training on a broad spectrum of procurement matters including the use of framework agreements, incorporating social value into the procurement process and evaluation models.
Stuart has a particular interest in advising on the incorporation and delivery of social value outcomes through the public procurement process, and is co-author of the "Social Value Toolkit" - a guide which looks at how local authorities can support care leavers through public procurement and help to deliver the core outcomes of the Care Leavers Covenant.
Stuart is also experienced in advising on price evaluation within the procurement process and is a member of our Initial Working Group and co-author of a White Paper looking at alternatives to the "Lowest Price = Highest Marks" pricing model commonly used across the public sector.
Stuart is experienced in wider public law issues and having previously worked in central government, has an understanding of the internal governance procedures of public sector clients, and of the approval processes in place when dealing with public money. Stuart is a member of the Procurement Lawyers' Association and has contributed to the PLA's response to the Government's Green Paper on public procurement reform.