Public Procurement is a developing and important area of law for many of our clients. It spans the three core specialisms of Brick Court Chambers - Commercial, European and Public Law - making us ideally placed to assist in this area. Several members of chambers already have flourishing advisory practices in Procurement Law, advising both major contracting authorities and contractors in matters concerning substantial transport, hotel and shopping complexes. We have also advised contract providers and statutory bodies on structuring their procurement processes.
Members of Chambers have also been involved in some of the, so far relatively few, cases that have reached the courts in the UK. Three members of Chambers were involved in Lion Apparel Systems v Firebuy, a decision of Morgan J on an application for interim relief to prevent a contract for fireproof clothing from being entered into following a tendering process. Another member of Chambers is advising the Northern Ireland Court Service in ongoing litigation before the High Court of Northern Ireland, which has included resisting an application for permission to proceed with judicial review.
Recent cases include:
- Lion Apparel Systems Limited v Firebuy Limited  EWHC 2179 (Ch)
- R (Federal Security Services Ltd) v Northern Ireland Office Procurement Unit (2007) (judgment MORF5862)