Michael is a partner in the firm and a recognised leader in the fields of public procurement, local government, administrative and public law.
He has led on some of the largest and most innovative transactions in the sector. He acted on three of the first four local authority PFI schemes, delivered the first local government LLP joint venture and put together a number of strategic partnerships. Michael’s experience covers all services, including schools, health, waste, leisure, IT and support services, transport and housing.
Michael speaks at many conferences and seminars, such as for SOLACE, the LGA and Solicitors in Local Government. He is a regular speaker at the leading public procurement conference run by White Paper Conferences, alongside other leading practitioners. He regularly provides training to clients and organisations such as CIPFA on subjects such as procurement, local authority companies and commercialisation of services in local government.
Michael regularly contributes to the legal press, such as Municipal Journal and Local Government Chronicle. He wrote the definitive legal guidance on Collaboration for the Welsh Local Government Association.