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John Sharland


John specialises in advising on substantial public authority projects and procurement law, including housing and social services projects.  He has an in depth understanding of local government law and operations, having previously worked for the London Boroughs of Croydon, Hammersmith and Fulham and Hackney. John also advises on commercial contractsPPP and PFI projects and procurement law.

John is an expert on administrative law and local government finance, and regularly advises on public law issues such as constitution and governance, propriety and ethics, freedom of information, data protection and human rights.

John is ranked as a leading individual for local government law in the 2014 edition of Chambers UK.

A regular speaker at public sector conferences, John is the author of:

  • Changes to EU Procurement Rules - What Lies in Wait (2014);
  • Challenges to Procurement Decisions - The Issues and Pitfalls (2014);
  • The Data Protection Regulations – The Implications (2014);
  • A Practical Approach to Local Government Law (OUP, 2006).

John is a member of the Procurement Lawyers Association.


Joined Sharpe Pritchard

Previous Employment
London Boroughs of Croydon, Hammersmith and Fulham and Hackney


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Recent work

  • London Fire Brigade vehicle contract;
  • St Albans City and District Council leisure project relating to its brand new Westminster Lodge Leisure centre.
  • Long-term regeneration project for Milton Keynes Council;


What others say

"John Sharland is practice head, and Sally Stock, Ashley Badcock and Julia Rudin are recommended" Legal 500, 2016.

"Practice head John Sharland provides ‘intelligent and practical advice" Legal 500, 2016. 

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