Craig Griffiths 

Partner – Commercial / Projects / Public Sector

Contact Craig >
cgriffiths@acuitylegal.co.uk

Professional Background
Craig undertook his law degree at Swansea University and the Legal Practice Course at Cardiff University. Following completion of his training contract in-house with a local authority, he focused on procurement and commercial contract issues. Craig joined Acuity in January 2008 as a solicitor, becoming Associate in May 2010 and then Partner in December 2011.

  

 

Area of Practice
Craig has significant experience across a range of commercial work and he brings to our team a particular insight into the public sector approach to commercial issues, procurement and outsourcing. He has advised extensively on the application of the European Procurement regime, assisting in the drafting, preparation and negotiation of contract documents and council procedures required to approve and execute the same.  Given his public sector background, Craig also has in depth knowledge and expertise in public law matters, including State aid.

Since joining Acuity, Craig has advised numerous clients in the public, private and voluntary sectors on a range of commercial matters including PFI and PPP projects. He has experience across a range of sectors including energy, housing, health and defence, and has a particular focus on the education and waste sectors.

Recent successes have included:

  • advising West Sussex County Council on the procurement of a solution for treatment of refuse derived fuel produced from an MBT facility operated on behalf of the Council;
  • part of the team advising Bellerophon Projects in its successful bid to a subsidiary of RCT Homes, with the two entering into a framework and collaboration agreement concerning the promotion of an innovative model for the delivery of affordable housing across Wales; and
  • advising Aspire Sussex on the transfer of a local authority adult education service to it, and providing ongoing advice and support in relation to their operations;
  • advising West Sussex County Council on a number of procurements and commercial matters, including the transfer of its music service to a trust established to take over those operations and the procurement of a delivery partner to provide energy efficiency measures and small-scale generation opportunities;
  • advising Helium Miracle in relation to a range of commercial agreements arising from its 1.4 million square feet development at the Cardiff International Sports Village, including operating agreements for a new ice arena and ski dome.

Craig is Secretary of the Wales Commercial Law Association, is a member of both Public Law Wales and the Procurement Lawyers’ Association and an associate member of the Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association.