Helen Randall

Helen has been long recognised by the Legal 500 and Chambers as a national expert in several legal areas including local government, public procurement, administrative and public law, education and PPPs.

Helen advises the public and private sectors on joint ventures, mutuals, strategic partnerships, trading vehicles, shared services, outsourcings and PPPs across all service areas ranging from customer services, social care and regeneration. She also advises on procurement and bidding strategies and governance issues.

Helen Randall draws on her in-house local government experience to advise public bodies on a host of public law and constitutional issues, including vires, governance, state aid and outsourcing. According to a client, "she was collaborative, helpful and responsive to requests made at short notice."

Administrative & Public Law, Chambers and Partners 2020                              

Many of the projects on which she has advised have won national and international awards or been National Pathfinders because they have involved legally innovative solutions.

Chambers and Partners advise "Helen could not be better. She is astute, understands her clients, and very quickly and invariably gives fantastic advice" (2018); and "She's very responsive to clients' needs and has a great deal of knowledge in public law" (2019).

"Helen Randall advises public sector organisations, bidders and contractors on all aspects of procurement law, and is recommended for her expertise in creating Teckal companies. Clients say "She is fantastic and gives us tailored advice," and "a great communicator."

Helen Randall has a broad local government practice that encompasses matters such as state aid, governance and transactional work. Sources say: "She has experience, expertise and knowledge, but is also very pragmatic, which make her an all-round very good lawyer."

Local Government, Chambers and Partners 2020
Helen Randall's previous experience as an in-house local authority lawyer makes her a strong choice to advise public bodies on a range of issues, including procurement, governance, joint ventures and devolution. Sources say: "She's got a very good knowledge and clear understanding of the way in which local government works."

Helen Randall advises local and central government authorities as well as EU agencies and contractors on all facets of procurement. A client says: "She has the experience, the expertise and a pragmatic approach."

Public Procurement, Chambers and Partners 2020
Legal 500 praises Helen's 'forensic' approach combined with 'genuine creativity'. "Her engagement with the client and meticulous approach to ensuring they are confident and comfortable with the proposed solution is exemplary." (2019).

Helen has "great in-depth knowledge of the sector and trends" and for being "well connected".

Legal 500 2019

Helen chaired the New Local Government Network, a leading policy think tank, was on Sir Ian Byatt's Procurement Taskforce and elected to The Guardian's Public Leaders Network.

The University of Law has conferred Helen with Visiting Professor status and she chairs Stonewall Housing.

Helen has consistently been ranked as "among the world's leading lawyers" by Who's Who Legal Government Contracts.


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