ELS has commercial experience and expertise which compliments its public sector knowledge, taking consideration of current market trends. We help clients at any stage of their project lifecycle with tailored advice and have the commitment to business success that you would expect.

Putting commercial needs first

Our commercial team are procurement experts and recognise the commercial ambitions of our clients. When it comes to securing best value and service for a predetermined budget, our clients are impressed by our track record.


Essex County Council and other public bodies use our procurement services for their projects, and have benefited from our in depth knowledge of company formation and contracts.


We also have extensive experience of commercial property and contract law and have worked on a number of large projects connected to waste, highways, IT and facilities management.

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Laura Edwards, Head of Projects

Laura Edwards

Corporate and Commercial - Legal Services Manager

Laura specialises in all aspects of commercial law and specifically procurement law and regeneration projects, advising on complex high value projects including PFI, PPP and outsourcing. Laura’s particular expertise is dealing with major complex procurements including competitive dialogue across various sectors including ...

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Susan Moussa

Corporate and Commercial - Associate Solicitor

Susan has extensive experience advising clients in relation to contracts and public procurements, having led on procurements for various types of goods, services and works for unitary authorities; county councils; districts, boroughs; Fire and Rescue Authorities; and local authority wholly-owned companies.  Susan advises as to ...

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Kim Cole

Corporate and Commercial - Associate Solicitor

Kim works alongside the Monitoring Officer at Essex County Council to ensure that decision making across the Council is undertaken in a clear and transparent way, with due regard to risk and reputational implications. Establishing robust governance arrangements for transparent decision making through the South East Local ...

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To find out how we can help you and your organisation, please get in touch by phone or email, or visit us at our Chelmsford office.


ELS is the inhouse service of Essex County Council.  Essex Legal Services Limited is the trading vehicle of ELS

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