Joachim has 26 years’ experience of public-sector contracts and projects work. He has advised the Department of Health and universities on major healthcare education arrangements; the Environment Agency on custody and investment management agreements; the Ministry of Defence on the large-scale procurement of consumables and other equipment; and QinetiQ (formerly the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency) on major estates rationalisation projects.In January 2004, he completed the complex contractual

arrangements for the sale by QinetiQ of a 300-acre decommissioned

defence site.Typically instructed by contract awarding or

commissioning authorities, Joachim acts as legal project manager and lead

negotiator and takes overall responsibility for the delivery of complex

contractual documentation.Joachim joined Osborne Clarke as a Partner in 1994 from Bond Pearce in Plymouth, where he built up his

public sector practice. He read economics and law at Wolfson College,

Cambridge, trained with Stephenson Harwood and qualified as a solicitor

in 1987.