Laura Mitchell

Associate


+44 (0)7717 410 916
[email protected]

ABOUT
EXPERTISE
WORK

Laura joined Acuity Law as a paralegal in 2008 before completing her training with the firm and qualifying as a Solicitor in 2011.

Laura specialises in commercial law, as well as projects and procurement, advising both public and private sector clients across a range of sectors.

She has extensive experience of working with, and also in the public sector, having spent a number of years on part time secondment to the in-house legal team of a local authority client.

Laura is particularly accomplished in handing procurement matters, and has a strong track record of advising on high risk, high value and complex procurements under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, including providing strategic procurement advice and advising on potential challenges to the procurement process.

  • The European procurement regime
  • Public law issues, including state aid
  • Commercial projects and contracts, including long-term contracts between the public and private sectors
  • TUPE transfers in relation to public sector outsourcings
  • Alternative methods of public service delivery
  • Advising West Sussex County Council on the procurement of a dynamic purchasing system (DPS) with an estimated value of £1,500,000,000 over the life of the DPS
  • Advising Ceredigion County Council on its contractual rights and obligations under a contract for waste treatment and management services
  • Advising Wolverhampton County Council on various state aid and procurement matters
  • Advising the Nationwide Association of Fostering Providers in relation to various contractual queries relating to public sector contracts on behalf of its members
  • Advising a local authority on a range of procurement and commercial contract matters, including a contract for the design, supply and installation of combined heat and power unit at one of its sites, and the procurement for technology enabled care services