John is a Senior Associate in the commercial and regulatory litigation team at Osborne Clarke.

He advises a wide range of the firm’s clients, with a focus on the energy and tech sectors, on public procurement, judicial review, and legislative engagement.

John also has strong legislative drafting experience, having written many statutory instruments and project-managed several primary legislation projects, often involving the creation of novel administrative schemes, new offences or prohibitions.

John qualified as a solicitor at Slaughter and May in March 2014, and subsequently worked as a government lawyer for many years, before joining Osborne Clarke in March 2020. John is a member of the Procurement Lawyers' Association.

John Cleverly and Azeem Suterwalla: Judicial review: reading the runes, The New Law Journal, 2022 Volume 172, Issue 7966 – 172 NLJ 7966, p7. 

Regulated procurement regime

Advising both public and private sector entities on their rights and obligations under the UK's regulated procurement regime, including the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016.

Energy Company

Advising an energy company on the successful judicial review of a decision by a regulator (Ofgem) to impose a penalty, resulting in the overturning of the penalty.

Multi-national tech company

Advising a multi-national tech company in relation to its advocacy for changes to legislation affecting its business.

Pharmaceutical company

Advising a pharmaceutical company on public law rights and remedies arising from a government consultation impacting its business.

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