Peter Ware

Partner, Browne Jacobson
Peter specialises in complex procurement, shared services, outsourcing and public sector joint ventures. Prior to joining Browne Jacobson, Peter worked as a special projects adviser for Nottinghamshire County Council. His extensive knowledge of local authority law and his time leading major projects has given experience in advising all types of public bodies on commercial matters, in particular their public procurement, PPP and commercial work. He is also Finance and Membership Secretary of the Procurement Lawyers Association and a regular public speaker.
Contributed to


Shared services—issues for local government
Practice notes

This Practice Note concentrates on the statutory powers available to local authorities to provide shared services, the risks associated with exercise of those powers, including potential for challenge if exceeded (ultra vires), and how delivery of shared services can be achieved.

Shared services—key legal issues
Practice notes

This Practice Note summarises the key legal issues for consideration when contemplating use of shared services including: public procurement, contractual, VAT, data protection, employment, intellectual property and state aid issues.

Shared services—structures for delivery
Practice notes

This Practice Note sets out the key structures for delivery of a shared service, including: internal ‘in-house’ shared services, multi-authority shared services and joint ventures for wider exploitation of shared services.

Letter accompanying Invitation to tender (ITT)—competitive procedure with negotiation

This letter is to be used by public authorities procuring services under the competitive procedure with negotiation. It is to be sent with the Invitation to Tender (ITT) which sets out the procedures and terms for participation in the procurement process.

Letter responding to clarification requests

This Precedent letter is intended for use in the event that a contracting authority conducting a public procurement process receives requests from a bidder for clarification of its invitation to tender or associated procurement documentation.

Letter to accompany clarification requests

A contracting authority may find that at the stage of evaluating bids, a submission from a tenderer is unclear or requires clarification. The contracting authority may wish to clarify these matters. This Precedent letter can be used by a contracting authority to set out clarification requests.

Practice areas


  • Law LLB
  • Diploma of Local Government Law (Town Clerks Prize winner)


  • PLA


  • Consulting Editorial Board
  • Contributing Author
  • Q&A Panel


  • University of Sheffield

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