Lara is a Partner in our commercial practice and leads the firm’s commercial law team in Bristol, specialising in a broad range of work from strategic sourcing through to supply chain transactions.
She has a particular expertise in regulated/part-regulated sectors such as rail, bus, utilities and healthcare. Her strategic sourcing work covers complex high-value procurements, outsourcing, offshoring and contractual joint ventures. She acts for clients across the transport sector, including rail and bus, operators, ROSCOs, manufacturers, logistics operators and the supply chain. She has wide ranging experience in rail franchising, rolling stock projects and rail regulation.
She also acts for many clients in the utilities sector, including energy retailers, renewable energy companies and the UK’s largest DNO, Western Power Distribution. In the health sector, Lara’s work has included APMS contracts, other contracts between PCTs and private sector healthcare specialists and regulatory advice.
She qualified as a lawyer in 1996 and has been a Partner at Osborne Clarke since 2001.