Resolving challenges to public procurements


17th January 2018

On Wednesday 17 January 2018 the Procurement Lawyers’ Association will be holding an event focussing on remedies for public procurement challenges. Given current issues relating to the effectiveness of remedies (including for example the lifting of the automatic suspension and questions regarding damages), the event will be an opportunity for all practitioners in this field to contribute their views.


Sarah Hannaford QC will be chairing the panel for the event along with Emily Heard of Bevan Brittan LLP and Professor Sue Arrowsmith. Three mixed teams from Bevan Brittan, Burges Salmon and Osborne Clarke will draw out the features of 3 potential regimes: (a) a tribunal based system (b) a regime based on the existing court system (c) a public law only system.  A debate will then be opened on the disadvantages and advantages of different options  and there will be the opportunity for all those attending to vote on the preferred model.

Event Details

Date: 17th January 2018

Timings: registration from 4:30pm | seminar from 5pm |  Refreshments from 6pm

Venue: Bevan Brittan LLP (Kings Orchard, 1 Queen Street, Bristol, BS2 0HQ)

Registration: The event is free for PLA members.  Non-members from the private sector may attend for a ticket price of £25 and all others for a ticket price of £12.50.  The ticket price includes membership of the Association for the membership year (which ends on 30 November 2018). To reserve your place for this event please email


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