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Paul O'Sullivan


Paul is a highly experienced contracts solicitor and has particular expertise in EU procurement and state aid law.

He advises in complex and often politically sensitive public sector project work, including in the health & social security, highways & transportation, education and social services sectors across a wide range of delivery models and contract types. He is a very experienced and effective negotiator and is often called upon to “troubleshoot” on problem contracts. Paul also has considerable experience in the field of administrative and public law generally.

Paul advises clients in a wide range of sectors including central government, the construction industry, education, facilities management, health and social care, local government, social housing and transportation.

Paul is a member of the Procurement Lawyers Association and the State Aid Law Association. He regularly lectures on contract, procurement and state aid issues.


Joined Sharpe Pritchard

Previous Employment
East Sussex County Council, Assistant Director of Law and Administration



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Recent work

  • London Borough’s early termination of a multi-million pound customer services contract to facilitate in-house service provision following a change in ownership of the contractor’s parent company;
  • London Borough’s £250m programme of procurements for the delivery of highways and street lighting works and service contracts and associated framework agreements;
  • Major central government client’s £1bn framework for the delivery of health and social security services on a nationwide basis;
  • Negotiation and settlement of a politically sensitive £multi-million contract dispute acting for a major government client;
  • Divestment and mutualisation of a government-owned company for a major central government client.


What others say

We have found you to be a great support, expert and knowledgeable and we feel we are in safe hands! We have particularly appreciated the way in which you have consistently made yourself available and your never ending patience and adaptability in the face of short deadlines”Senior legal representative of central government department.

 “You have been a fantastic support. We couldn’t have done it without you” Local authority project manager leading major infrastructure procurement.

"Thank you very much for your continued excellent legal advice and support" Senior Legal Counsel of international ICT company

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