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Raj Shah


Raj regularly advises clients on contractual issues for a range of services and industries, including ICT, health and social care, infrastructurefacilities management and other central and local government services. Raj works for a variety of clients, including public sector bodies, local authorities and private companies, and also has private sector experience, both contentious and non-contentious. Key specialisms include drafting commercial contracts and tender documentation for procurements falling under the EU procurement regime (including those jointly conducted by several contracting authorities), as well as advising on intellectual property issues, especially copyright, trade marks (including their registration both domestically and internationally) and related rights.

Raj has prepared presentations and delivered training (both in-house and externally) on a number of topics, including the commissioning landscape in the procurement of health services, the use of pre-qualification questionnaires at selection stage in procurements, and the implications of the Bribery Act 2010 on local authorities. He has also written articles that have appeared in Lawyer2B and ConsortEM magazines.


Joined Sharpe Pritchard

Previous Employment
Lewis Silkin LLP

French and German


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Recent work

  • Acting for five local authorities in respect of a joint procurement of corporate and facilities management services, worth approximately £180 million;
  • Advising several London boroughs involved in a pan-London scheme for charging infrastructure to facilitate the uptake and use of electric vehicles following a £1 million deal between Transport for London and the scheme operator;
  • Assisting on the Thames Tideway Tunnel project, a nationally significant infrastructure project spanning the length of the Thames and worth approximately £4.2 billion.
  • Registering trade marks on behalf of local authorities, private companies and a statutory office holder and providing ancillary advice on copyright and other intellectual property issues;
  • Drafting standard conditions of grant and template copyright licences for use as precedents by a central London authority, as well as a precedent suite of consultancy agreement documents for a limited company.


What others say

“I was very impressed by Raj from Sharpe Pritchard on this job. He has been very responsive and professional and was able to take on [the other side’s] legal team to ensure that [our] interests were protected, often picking up issues that I wouldn't have thought to challenge.”

“I would like to express my sincere appreciation for all the valuable support you have given to me. The documents you produced and advice given have been invaluable to myself and other members of the team... It made all the difference being able to refer to you for professional guidance. It has been a genuine pleasure working with you on this project and I look forward to working with you in the future.”

“A huge thanks on behalf of us all for turning this around so quickly, and for reviewing everything so thoroughly. I like the clarity you provide.”

“Great stuff. Thank you for all your efforts and getting this contract turned around so quickly.”

“Your advice was very well presented and makes perfect sense.”


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