National law firm Browne Jacobson has expanded its public sector practice with the appointment of partner Michael Mousdale to its Manchester office.

Mike Mousdale

Mike Mousdale

Michael, who joins Browne Jacobson from DWF where he was a partner and head of the local government team, is recognised as one of the leading public procurement advisers in the country. He is highly acknowledged by Legal 500 and brings with him almost 30 years of experience in the sector covering contracts and agreements, EU and competition law, outsourcing, joint ventures and partnerships.

As a procurement specialist, Michael has advised on a number of landmark deals including the first private finance initiative (PFI) in local government, two of the first schools PFIs, the largest Blue Light PFI Scheme for Greater Manchester Police and the Greater Manchester Waste PFI Project - the largest project of its type in Europe.

At Browne Jacobson, Michael will be responsible for leading public sector commercial practice in the North West.

Peter Ware, head of local government and infrastructure at Browne Jacobson, said: ’Michael’s expertise and strong track record in delivering complex, major transactions will help to further enhance the firm’s expertise in procurement strategies and compliance, to crucially support our business strategy and offering to clients.’

Michael Mousdale added: ’I am delighted to be joining Browne Jacobson, particularly at a time when the firm is making a number of strategic moves to grow its presence in the North West. Browne Jacobson is widely regarded as a true heavyweight in the public sector and I look forward to bringing my expertise to the team to help further develop our offering to clients.’