Litigating in the Scottish courts requires expert navigation, never more so than when facing the tight timescales for challenges under Scotland's distinct procurement regulations. Understanding what needs to be done, and when, can make the difference between achieving automatic suspension and standstill running out before proceedings can be served.
The Scottish courts have also built up a body of caselaw on key issues. These decisions can be very useful to practitioners elsewhere, but do not always receive the same profile as cases from larger jurisdictions.
Charles Livingstone and Christine O'Neill KC, partners in Brodies' Government, Regulation and Competition team, will explain the key issues to be aware of when advising your clients on challenging Scottish procurements, provide an overview of key Scottish procurement cases, and discuss how these issues might change post-Brexit including the prospect of further divergence from procurement law in the rest of the UK.