Rhiannon is a solicitor within the Company/Commercial Department specialising in Procurement and Project work. She is based in the firm’s Cardiff office.
Rhiannon joined Clarkslegal in November 2005. She graduated from Plymouth University in 1999 and qualified as a solicitor in May 2004 with a Top 500 law firm based in the South East. Before joining Clarkslegal, Rhiannon worked for Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council as a solicitor in the Legal Section.
While working for the Council, Rhiannon advised Council departments on various commercial and information law matters. Rhiannon drafted and advised on assorted commercial agreements, including the construction and operation of a regional composting facility; feasibility studies for regeneration and development; various IT agreements and Rhiannon managed the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Since joining Clarkslegal, Rhiannon has worked mainly for public and third sector bodies. In addition, Rhiannon has delivered workshops and seminars on environmental law, procurement, contractual and IT/IP issues on behalf of Clarkslegal and in collaboration with CIWM and other organisations.
Some examples of client work at Clarkslegal include:
- Advising clients on a full range of procurement issues to assist clients throughout the procurement process and ensuring that clients consistently comply with procurement regulations and the principles of the EC Treaty, which includes experience of the open, restricted, negotiated and competitive dialogue procedures;
- Advising on the procurement of a regional composting facility including drafting of the memorandum of understanding and a collaboration agreement between three clients;
- Advising on risk analysis for an inter-authority agreement for joint working between clients;
- Advising on procurement strategy for clients including the appropriate procurement procedure and supporting clients throughout the procurement process to ensure effective and efficient project management;
- Advising and drafting tender documents for clients procuring waste services
- Reporting to clients and colleagues on the obligations introduced by the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, which differ from the previous procurement rules and regulations;
- Advising and reporting on various commercial agreements for public and private sector clients;
- Undertaking corporate due diligence for private sector clients buying or merging with other organisations.
Ennvironment Commercial Procurement Public Sector