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My Expertise

On the back of almost 30 years working in the public sector, my expertise covers contracts and agreements, EU & Competition law, joint ventures and partnerships and outsourcing.

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I am a highly experienced local government and public procurement specialist with a strong track record in delivering complex, major transactions for the public sector.  I am known for my pragmatic and practical approach to problem solving. 

With almost 30 years of experience of working in this sector I have built up a portfolio of landmark deals including the first PFI in local government, two of the first schools PFIs, the largest Blue Light PFI Scheme for Greater Manchester Police and the largest local government PFI in Europe in the Greater Manchester Waste PFI Project. 

Other notable firsts include the Kier Sheffield LLP deal (the first use of a LLP in local government).  I am recognised as one of the leading public procurement advisers, dealing with advice on procurement strategies, compliance as well as defending and bringing related challenges.  I am particularly skilled in advising on alternative delivery vehicles for local services, including the use of trading companies, joint ventures and mutuals and cooperatives.  Well-versed in judicial review I have broad experience, whether bringing challenge to the government on behalf of local authorities or in defending local government against challenge.

Legal 500 (2014) said: “Michael Mousdale is a specialist local government adviser, with experience across complex matters of vires, procurement, governance and contracting”.

Chambers and Partners (2014) said: “Michael Mousdale of DWF LLP is recognised for his strength in procurement for local government clients on a number of large and medium-scale projects. He offers considerable experience in PPP/PFI structured projects”.