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Rachel Murray-Smith

Senior Associate

Rachel specialises in advising on procurement law and regularly advises local authorities in relation to all aspects of procurement including vires, outsourcing, procurement strategy and the drafting of the necessary documents; from initial contract notice through to confirmation of award letters. Rachel is also a member of our adjudication advice team. 

Rachel has experience of working with and assisting legal and procurement professionals, gained during her three years as an in-house contracts and procurement solicitor. She has drafted documents for a variety of service contracts and infrastructure schemes, such as for adult social care, transportation, leisure, children’s services, school meals, cleaning and consultancy. Rachel has also advised and drafted documents in relation to framework agreements, PPP and PFI contracts and standard forms of building contract.

Rachel’s key specialisms include advising in relation to the EU procurement regime and drafting tender documents under the open, restricted and competitive dialogue procedures.

Rachel regularly works on variations to contracts and drafting variations and assists partners on large projects including total facilities management and waste collection service contracts as well as standard form construction contracts and construction disputes.


Joined Sharpe Pritchard

Previous Employment
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham; South London Legal Partnership


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Recent work

  • Property and facilities management projects for the London Borough of Richmond and for the Royal London Borough of Kingston-Upon-Thames;
  • Enterprise electronic service delivery system and implementation support service for a local authority client;
  • Waste collection project for a local authority – value £65 million.


What others say

“Rachel is knowledgeable, enthusiastic and always willing to help. She’s been a real asset to our project and we value both her advice and her approach”. Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames.

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