Partner, Head of Services
His clients include private and corporate companies, central government departments, local authorities, registered housing providers and voluntary bodies. Tim frequently advises clients on administrative law, education projects, housing and outsourcing projects.
Tim brings extensive experience with three county councils, and so ensures that the objectives of a project are placed at the heart of the transaction and the law is a tool for achieving them and not a hurdle.
Tim possesses excellent project management skills and reached contract close on one major procurement within three weeks of the appointment of the preferred bidder.
Tim has extensive experience of PPP and PFI projects and has a specialist commercial approach to UK and European procurement law. He has first-hand experience of procuring and managing property, facilities management and ICT contracts. Tim also specialises in public sector vires, governance and collaborative business models.
Tim also provides advice on ICT outsourcing contracts. He appreciates the importance of ICT in relation to all types of service delivery and by putting ICT at the heart of the project solution, adopts innovative approaches to ensure that ever-advancing technologies can be introduced in long-term projects as they become available.
Tim regularly writes for journals such as FM World and Public Finance and frequently delivers training seminars.
Joined Sharpe Pritchard
(Head of Legal Services) Cambridgeshire County Council, Denbighshire County Council, Staffordshire County Council
"Tim Farr and senior solicitor Catherine Newman are key names for outsourcing projects" Legal 500, 2016.
“The programme would not have worked as well or delivered results so quickly without your valuable contributions” Hertfordshire County Council.
“Tim and Justin are more than lawyers, they have contributed and added value to the wider procurement project and have really become part of the team” East Thames.
“Tim & Justin very much became part of team & brought a high level of professionalism & enthusiasm, as well as their legal expertise. They delivered everything on time & most importantly the project closed on time & contracts are now signed. This resulted in annual savings in excess of £5m in this contract area, with no compromise in customer service, in fact quite the opposite. The contract signed was structured to incentivise improved customer satisfaction, whilst maximising efficiency” Finance Director, housing provider.
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