Helen Randall


Helen is a leading national expert in local government, procurement, PPPs, public and administrative law, consistently ranked as among the world's leading government contracts lawyers (Who's Who Legal). 

Helen advises public and private sector clients on how to achieve success when procuring, bidding for and negotiating joint ventures, strategic partnerships, trading and regeneration vehicles, shared services, outsourcings and PPPs. She specialises in helping clients navigate complex vires, governance and devolution issues.

Helen's work has been at the forefront of public/private innovation: Kings Cross regeneration, the Rio Earth Summit, Europe's largest energy from waste recovery facility, numerous PFI Pathfinder projects, One Barnet outsourcing, advised the European Medicines Agency on Brexit, the London Business Rates Pool MOU and the London Cancer Hub.

"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 practice that encompasses procurement, state aid, governance and transactional work. Sources say: "She has experience, expertise and knowledge, but is also very pragmatic, which makes her an all-round very good lawyer." (2020); "She's very responsive to clients' needs and has a great deal of knowledge of public law" (2019); "Helen could not be better. She is astute, understands her clients, and very quickly and invariably gives fantastic advice" (2018).

Chambers & Partners Guide ratings (2018-2020)

Helen has a 'forensic' approach combined with 'genuine creativity'. (2018); "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 is renowned for being "well connected" (2020).

Legal 500 Guide ratings (2018-2020)

In Acritas' global research of senior in-house counsel, clients have independently nominated Helen as an Acritas Star: "one of the most outstanding lawyers they have worked with". 

Helen is also active in promoting diversity, equality and inclusion. Helen co-founded and supports TrowersIncludes, our firm's global D&I programme, chairs the trustee board of Stonewall Housing (a specialist LGBTQ+ housing charity), is a EMEA representative on Interlaw's Diversity Affinity Group and a member of the Institute of Paralegals Diversity Board. Thompson Reuters' Transforming Women's Leadership in Law  and The Law Society's LGBT Lawyers Division Committee.

Helen's previous appointments include Visiting Professor at the University of Law. Chair of the New Local Government Network, Sir Ian Byatt's Procurement Taskforce and solicitor at LB Camden.

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