Bird & Bird (London)

Chris Murray

Bird & Bird (London)
Lawyer (Associate)

He is a senior associate in our Commercial team here at Bird & Bird, dividing my time between London and Scotland, where she acts for a significant client base. He advises our clients on all aspects of public and utilities procurement law, as well as on various aspects of airport/aviation regulation. He has built up considerable experience advising major UK and international clients in the private sector, as well as central, local and regional Government bodies, NHS trusts, universities and public and privately owned utilities, particularly airports. He offers strategic advice on the process by which major works, services and supplies contracts are awarded in accordance with UK and European public and utilities procurement law, including liaising with stakeholders, designing procurement processes and drafting procurement documentation. He often works with multi-practice teams on high value transactions including Government disposals, outsourcings and commercial joint ventures. In recent years, procurement processes have come under increased scrutiny and he has a particular focus on supporting both claimant and defendant clients through procurement challenges. Irrespective of which side I am advising, he tries to find a satisfactory solution without the need for protracted litigation and, in the majority of instances, he is successful in achieving this. Where legal proceedings are necessary, he has considerable experience, having been involved in a number of high profile cases before the High Court in London and the Court of Session in Edinburgh, including trials, automatic suspension hearings, disclosure applications and strike out hearings. Additionally, he advises airports and organisations working with airports (airlines, retailers, fuel suppliers, etc) on various aspects of airport and aviation regulation, including noise control, slot allocation and groundhandling. He is a member of the Management Committee of the Procurement Lawyers Association.

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289 Bulletin

Chris Murray, Claire Gamage, Stuart Cairns The UK Government publishes a procurement policy note in response to the COVID-19 impact on the supply of goods, services, and works to the public sector


Clearly the spread of COVID-19 and the measures imposed by the Government will have a significant impact on the supply of goods, services and works to the public sector. Supplies and services may be required urgently and/or existing procurement processes may be delayed to accommodate issues (...)

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