Michael is a commercial lawyer with particular expertise on the application of EU procurement law matters.

Michael forms part of Brabners LLP public procurement law team, providing expert advice on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious EU public procurement law matters to both contracting authorities (including local authorities and registered providers of social housing) and major utilities. In addition, Michael advises private sector companies on the bidding process for public contracts, how to engage with public bodies and how to challenge award decisions. Michael is the Brabners expert on drafting and advising on framework agreements.

Michael has previously worked in both the public and the private sector. Michael’s public sector experience includes time spent in-house at a large county council and time on secondment to a London borough council. Michael’s role in the public sector included the provision of legal advice on a number of high-profile projects and procurements as well as providing day to day commercial legal advice and support.

Prior to going in-house, Michael worked in private practice specialising in projects and procurement work, including providing legal advice on a number of Private Finance Initiative (PFI) and Public Private Partnership schemes.

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Contact details

0151 600 3085

Areas of Practice

Local Government
  • Year Qualified



    Member of the Procurement Lawyers’ Association


    LLB (Hons) Exempting