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MacRoberts LLP

Public Procurement

2 ranked lawyersBand 3UK-wideUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Public sector specialists recommended for high-value contentious and non-contentious procurement matters in Scotland and south of the border. Clients include transport organisations, government bodies and multinational corporations, and instructions cover all conceivable areas of public service provision.

Strengths

"The team’s knowledge is far-reaching and very deep in their own fields," according to one source, who adds: "They are good at finding common ground between parties to prevent dispute escalation."

Another interviewee notes: "MacRoberts handle unpredictable circumstances and opportunities with professionalism and great understanding."

Work highlights

Provided advice to the Scottish Ministers and Transport Scotland on emergency contracting measures arising from COVID-19.

Notable practitioners

Duncan Osler regularly advises government, executive agencies and contractors north and south of the border on all aspects of the tender process and contract variation. He is also instructed for contentious procurement work.
"Duncan Osler is great and does a lot of work with the third sector. He is a joy to work with."


Robin Fallas acts for the Scottish Government, a large number of executive agencies and third and public sector contractors on all manner of procurement exercises, and is highly knowledgeable on state aid rules.
"Robin Fallas is absolutely great and a go-to person north of the border."

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Public Procurement


Duncan Osler
Band 2
Robin Fallas
Band 4