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Michael Winder

Michael Winder


0151 600 3085
07342 998 119

Michael is a Partner in our commercial team.

An experienced commercial lawyer, Michael’s expertise includes advising on terms and conditions of trade, agency and distribution agreements, grant agreements, IT contracts (including provision of hardware, development, licensing and maintenance of software and software-as-a-service agreements), manufacturing agreements, logistics agreements and specific agreements for specialised and service projects. Michael also advises on framework agreements and freedom of information queries.

In addition, with extensive public procurement experience, Michael advises contracting authorities and utilities on a range of contentious and non-contentious legal matters. These range from discrete pieces of advice to advising on large-scale projects. He also advises private sector companies and property developers on their bids for public contracts and how to challenge award decisions, providing a view of procurement from both sides.

Michael’s background is in providing legal advice on both Private Finance Initiative (PFI) and public private partnership projects, having advised on a variety of infrastructure projects including roads, schools, housing and town centre regeneration.

He has previously worked both in both the public and private sectors, including in an in-house legal team at a large county council, where he provided legal advice on procurement law, commercial contracts, projects and other local government matters including vires matters.

A member of the Procurement Lawyers’ Association and classed as a ‘Leading Individual’ by The UK Legal 500, Michael’s clients include ProAct International Ltd, Torus Housing Association, Shaw Trust Ltd, Henry Bath Ltd, Cobalt Housing Association, Suez Advanced Solutions UK Ltd and Peel Ports Group.

Michael qualified in 2006. He joined Brabners in 2012 and works across our Liverpool and Lancashire offices.

The team at Brabners puts my mind at ease each step of the way... highly impressive in terms of responsiveness, explaining each step of the legal process and the amazing level of expertise. I have referred several friends and clients, and Brabners’ client care has really impressed. High praise must go to Michael Winder for an impressively quick turnaround of legal advice regarding a personal guarantee arrangement.

Managing Director, NORI HR And Employment Law

I highly recommend Michael Winder, who has not only supported us on previous [public procurement] challenges but has provided some much needed and essential underpinning knowledge.

Managing Director, Exclusec Ltd

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