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Laurence Gavin



Laurence advises clients in regulated sectors, particularly FCA-authorised firms, charities, education sector bodies, sports industry companies and PLCs, on a range of commercial and compliance matters. These include sales and sourcing agreements, joint ventures and collaborative working, public procurement and state aid, funding agreements and constitutional arrangements, all of which are affected by constant regulatory updates.

He also advises on corporate finance matters such as capital raisings and public takeovers.

Recent highlights:

  • Advising a major investment bank on the European Market Infrastructure Regulation.
  • Acting for Sheffield International Venues on the contractual and procurement arrangements for the English Institute of Sport Sheffield, a large indoor sports facility.
  • Advised on one of the first competitive dialogue public procurement exercises for Ufi Limited.
  • Advised the British Medical Association on the competition law and procurement implications of the Health and Social Care Bill.

Market view:

"Takes time to understand the client’s business." - Legal 500, 2013

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 01/03/2018
    Manufacturing Sector Growth Slows As UK Purchasing Managers' Index Falls

    “These latest figures highlight the unpredictable nature of the manufacturing sector in the UK. Although the fall in the output index points to some tough market conditions, it is encouraging to see that many companies have indicated that domestic demand had strengthened whilst export levels have continued to rise. "On the ground we are seeing investment at the higher tech end of the sector and the recent commitment by Toyota to build the new Auris model in the UK shows that manufacturing remains an engine for growth.”

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  • 02/01/2018
    Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index Reveals Continued Growth

    “December was another solid month for the sector and it was particularly pleasing to see employment levels increase. Manufacturers need to build on this into 2018 and despite the on-going political uncertainty, many will be looking for a strong start supported by continued export growth.”

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  • 01/11/2017
    IHS Markit/CIPS Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index

    “These latest results reflect a reasonably positive picture for the manufacturing sector and provide some grounds for optimism for the final quarter of 2017. There are however some concerns for 2018, with inflationary pressures and ongoing uncertainties about the direction of Brexit negotiations. “The Government now has the opportunity to ensure the momentum in the sector isn’t lost. Greater clarity with regards to the UK’s industrial strategy is important and we also look forward to the Budget later this month where the Chancellor has the opportunity to encourage greater investment.”

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  • 25/04/2017
    Irwin Mitchell Advises On £7m Deal To Secure Future Of Wentworth Woodhouse

    “This is an important deal for South Yorkshire and safeguards the future of one of England’s grandest homes following years of uncertainty and decline. We are delighted to have been involved in helping WWPT complete this purchase, particularly as it represents such a key milestone in the long history of the house and is vital in moving forward the future redevelopment of Wentworth Woodhouse.”

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