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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Katie Bray, Head of Projects

Katie Bray

Co-Head of Projects

Katie specialises in major projects and procurement law advising public bodies on all aspects of public procurement, including closing complex and innovative projects including PFI and PPP Projects.  Katie has worked with public bodies at all stages of major projects from the initial stages of the procurement through to ...

Contact Us

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

For general legal requests and advice on new matters our Duty Advice Service (available to subscribers only) operates between 9.00am and 5.15pm. contact us on : 0333 013 9993.  Or if you want to subscribe please call: 0333 013 2305.


ELS, Seax House, Victoria Road South, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1QH
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