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Craig Griffiths

Craig Griffiths

Partner – Commercial Projects / Public Law

Professional Background

Craig has significant experience in the public sector approach to commercial issues, procurement and outsourcing. He has advised extensively on the application of the European Procurement regime and has in depth knowledge and expertise in public law matters, including State Aid.

He has a track record on alternative methods of public service delivery involving joint ventures, staff mutuals, charitable trusts, community interest companies and other types of local authority trading vehicles. Craig is experienced across energy, housing, health and defence and has a particular focus on the education and waste sectors.

Work highlights

  • Wolverhampton City Council in relation to a number of State Aid matters.
  • West Sussex County Council on the development of its Tangmere Solar Farm project by Carillion Energy Services.
  • EnCon Construction on its involvement as civils subcontractor in a waste PFI project.
  • Local authorities and staff mutuals on the transfer of discretionary services to staff mutuals and charities.
  • National Botanic Garden of Wales on a range of commercial contract matters arising from its operations in pursuing its mission to inspire, educate and conserve.

Craig is a member of the Executive Committee of the Wales Commercial Law Association and a member of Public Law Wales, Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association. Craig also sits on the CIPS committee (South East Wales).  Craig is a governor at Abercarn Primary School and Ysgol Gymraeg Cwm Gwyddon.

Education

Craig was educated at Swansea University and Cardiff University. In his early career he worked and has been seconded to in-house legal teams with various local authorities. He joined Acuity in January 2008.

Our clients say...

“Thank you Craig, I wish you were involved in all the procurements I do”

Principal Manager, Procurement & Contract Services at West Sussex County Council

“The Acuity Team are able to put themselves in the position of the in-house lawyer and take a pro-active view rather than just responding to specific instructions. Their advice is of a very high standard and delivered on time. Last of all - and not unimportantly when you are in meetings together day after day - they are very nice people to work with”

Head of Procurement, Contracts and Property (Legal Services), West Sussex County Council