Commercial Hub


Working closely with each department, the Contracts and Procurement Hub team headed by Will Felgate add value by helping teams to manage risk arising from their commercial relationships with suppliers, service users and other third parties, providing solutions that make both commercial and legal sense.

Areas of expertise

  • Procurement law and internal governance advice
  • Advice on the commissioning of services and procurement strategy
  • Negotiating and drafting contract terms and other commercial documents
  • Reviewing third party terms and conditions
  • Commercial law advice
  • Advice on state aid issues
  • Confidentiality documents
  • GDPR arrangements
  • Project documents
  • Academy conversions
  • Security documents
  • Admission arrangements in relation to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Intellectual property advice

Will was incredibly supportive. He met his deadlines, dealing with last minute amendments very well and responding to the clarifications in a prompt and timely fashion. He was pleasant to deal with and always took the time to explain why he had included something in the Terms and Conditions and what the implications were. He was a real pleasure to work with.
Commercial Services

We are experienced in working with clients across the entire authority, whose specific needs are as unique as they are diverse.  We are therefore able to draw on our considerable experience to ensure that our advice is tailored to the requirements of each department and the issues they face.

We routinely advise on procurement related matters and work with teams to help them navigate their way through increasingly complex and onerous regulations that can impact on the service area’s business.   

We also advise on all matters relating to the supply and purchase of goods and services, and the production and review of contract documentation in relation to these. 

We want it to be easy for our clients to get the support they need, when they need it and so we assign a named lawyer to be their first point of contact for any advice and support they may require from us. 

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