Katherine Calder

Partner

Newcastle

Katherine is a specialist in public procurement, subsidy control and public law.

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About Katherine

Bio
  • Biography

    Katherine is a specialist in public procurement, subsidy control and public law. She has over 19 years’ experience and has advised on procurement matters across almost all sectors over her career (e.g. education, roads, transport, defence, energy, IT and health) for both public and private organisations. In recent years, her practice has had a particular focus on development and regeneration deals; advising clients as to when these arrangements do or do not fall within the procurement regime.

    Katherine provides strategic advice on risk and structuring at the outset of a project; summarising the procurement, state aid and vires risks concisely but providing the commercial solution so clients have the road map to deliver. She has direct commercial experience of procuring most types of contracting structures.

    Katherine also advises on procurement challenge risk and managing challenges. She recently instructed Monkton Chambers on AEW v Basingstoke Council, a notable procurement case in terms of remedies and development agreements.

    Relevant experience includes advising:

    • The London Legacy Development Corporation on the procurement of a delivery partner for two areas within the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park; Eastwick and Sweetwater and Stratford Waterfront;
    • Transport for London on the non-OJEU’d procurement of a delivery partner to develop 10 surplus sites for build to rent;
    • Highways England on a number of complex and high value procurements including for the Smart Motorways Alliance and various innovative framework arrangements.

    Awards / rankings: Katherine has been ranked as one of the UK’s leading procurement lawyers in Chambers & Partners UK and Who’s Who Legal for a number of years; quoted in 2019 by clients as being “excellent, responsive and a pleasure to work with”.

    Professional memberships: In addition, Katherine is a member of the Procurement Lawyers’ Association; authors regular procurement blogs and publications for BCLP (including the Public Private Partnerships Law Review); drafts PLC practice notes (including its guide to the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016); and has recently been asked to be LexisNexis PSL’s principal external procurement expert to author and update their procurement materials.

Sector
  • Health Infrastructure

Service
  • Procurement

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Newcastle

  • Bank House
  • East Pilgrim Street
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QF

+44 (0) 191 404 4000

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Financial Services

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Ripples, eddies and cross currents – Local Authorities facing turbulent financial waters

Health and Social Care

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New Act and New Thresholds - Procurement Update

Health and Social Care

9 Min Read

Procurement case law update: Teleperformance Contact Limited v Secretary of State for the Home Department and VF Worldwide Holdings Ltd [2023] EWHC 2481 (TCC)

Health and Social Care

9 Min Read

The latest on draft regulations to implement the Procurement Bill

Health and Social Care

8 Min Read

Case law update: James Waste Management LLP v Essex County Council - Guidance on the modification of public contracts and the application of Regulation 72

Health and Social Care

7 Min Read

Cabinet Office consultation on draft regulations to implement the Procurement Bill

Health and Social Care

6 Min Read

Procurement case law update: Bromcom v United Learning Trust

Health and Social Care

7 Min Read

High Court rejects argument that changes to procurement law mean automatic suspension should be maintained

Health and Social Care

5 Min Read

Value for below-threshold advertising requirements corrected for NHS Foundation Trusts

Health and Social Care

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Procurement Bill 2022: focus on conflicts of interest