Rebecca Rees


Rebecca is a partner and Head of Public Procurement. She also leads the cross-firm Building a Safer Future team at Trowers & Hamlins. Rebecca is a leading national expert in public procurement law, consistently ranked as among the world's leading government contracts lawyers (Who's Who Legal and Chambers and Partners). 

Rebecca has significant experience in advising clients in the public, private and third sectors on public procurement, subsidy control and building safety strategy issues. She advises clients on procurement strategy and structures, how to conduct flexible and compliant procurement procedures and compile objective and transparent evaluation models and guidance.

With particular interests in value-led procurement, social value and building safety, Rebecca is a member of the Working Group 11 for Procurement Competency, part of the Competency Steering Group (CSG), set up by the Industry Response Group (IRG) to tackle competency failings identified in the Hackitt Review, Building a Safer Future and sits on DLUHC's Procurement Advisory Group. Rebecca also represents Trowers & Hamlins on the Social Value in Housing Taskforce, led by HACT, which focuses on the further development of robust measurement and management of social value outcomes.

Rebecca also sits on the Advisory Council of Radioactive Waste Management, the public sector organisation established by government responsible for planning and delivering geological disposal of higher activity radioactive waste in the UK.

Rebecca is ranked in Band 1 and named as a 'Top Ranked and Leader in the Field for Public Procurement (UK-wide)' by the Chambers and Partners' Guide to the Legal Profession 2022. She is also recognised as a Global Leader in the "Who's Who Legal Guide to Government Contracts 2021".

Rebecca is described as “a very highly respected and reliable lawyer” and “well versed in advising clients in the public and the private sectors" (Who's Who Legal Guide to Government Contracts, 2021) and "a stalwart of the UK market" and "acknowledged as a good relationship builder" (Who's Who Legal Guide to Government Contracts, 2021).

Who's Who Legal Guide to Government Contracts, 2020 and 2021

Rebecca Rees maintains a rounded public procurement practice, acting for both public and private sector clients on all manner of projects. She is well regarded and sources say she "has a comprehensive appreciation of the form of the contract, emerging law and its implications for the project." "Rebecca has formidable knowledge of the regulatory environment, sharp analytical skills and the ability to produce clear and pragmatic advice." 

Chambers & Partners, 2022
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