Kathrine is Head of our Public Procurement Unit in the UK and has over 16 years’ experience as a specialist public procurement lawyer.  Kathrine also leads our State aid practice.  Her clients include UK central government departments and their agencies, local authorities, housing associations, universities, utilities, police and fire authorities and NHS hospitals, as well as suppliers, from SMEs to seasoned international bidders.

Kathrine has a wealth of experience of providing clear strategic advice on complex issues, including when contracts have to be tendered, and on structuring and running high value procurements.  She has a strong focus on ‘real life’ risk management and practical solutions.

Kathrine also advises bidders on their rights under procurement law, and has acted on a number of leading UK court challenges.  

Kathrine advises clients on projects and contracts in diverse sectors including infrastructure, energy from waste solutions, health, R&D&I, green energy, nuclear, defence, student accommodation, facilities management, frameworks, outsourcing, IT (including cyber security), professional services, healthcare, construction, regeneration projects and development agreements.  

Kathrine is regularly invited to speak at external conferences, including White Paper, UK Local Government Group and RICS.  Kathrine also contributes articles and commentaries to UK news sources and journals and runs bespoke training seminars and workshops for clients on public procurement and State aid.

    Experience
    Examples of experience include advising:
    • Various train operating companies on procurement issues relating to the acquisition of rolling stock and associated supply chain contracts for associated support services
    • A number of local authorities on regeneration and mixed use/retail led development projects, including structures which are not caught by the procurement rules
    • A nuclear site licence company, as a key advisor on a large number of high value, complex procurements, including the procurement of a major infrastructure strategic partnering contract.

    Kathrine is recommended as a national expert in the independent.

    International Who’s Who Government Contracts 2015

    “a truly brilliant public procurement lawyer…expert in her knowledge and experience of the law and gives extremely valuable, practical advice”.

    She is also rated as a ‘Star Associate’ for procurement and State aid in Chambers, who have described her as: