Tomos is a commercial lawyer specialising in general commercial law, public procurements law, projects, information technology, data protection and information governance.
Main areas of practice
Tomos regularly advises clients in the public and private sector on a range of commercial and public law issues. This includes advising clients on complex national procurements, from inception to awarding the contract, and tackling any challenges along the way. He also advises clients on drafting and negotiating high value services and supplies contracts, information technology arrangements, including software licensing, support and hosting arrangements as well as advising clients in relation to data protection and information governance arrangements.
He also works closely with colleagues in the corporate department, undertaking due diligence on mergers and acquisitions.
Tomos advises a broad range of clients in the public and private sector, including national governments, local authorities, NHS bodies in Wales and England, charities, not for profit organisations, statutory bodies and private companies (from SMEs to large multi-national organisations and investment funds).
Tomos joined Blake Morgan as a solicitor in October 2018 and was promoted to Senior Solicitor in June 2019 and to Associate in June 2020.
He trained and qualified as a solicitor in 2014 at a firm in Chester before moving to another national firm in Cardiff in 2016. Tomos is a law graduate having studies at Cardiff University before completing his legal practice course at the University of Law, Christleton, in 2011/12.
He had been an Associate at Blake Morgan since 2020 and was a promoted to Senior Associate in July 2021.
- Procurement Lawyers Association
- Cwlwm Busnes Caerdydd
- Advising NHS Wales on several large and complex national procurement for critical IT systems, including an all-Wales 111 System and critical care systems (£13million)
- Advising NHS Wales on critical data governance issues relating to critical transfer of Welsh patient data from NHS England
- Advising Cardiff University on the major procurement of and commercial arrangements in relation to their IT partnership for the overhaul of the university's network infrastructure and support services (£15million)
- Part of a team advising a multi-national investment fund in their winning bid for the Welsh Government's 21st Century Schools and Colleges programme, a mutual investment model ("MIM") partnership to develop, build, operate and maintain new schools and colleges across Wales worth up to £1.5billion
- Advising a private health care provider in relation to and drafting a software as a services ("SaaS") agreement
- Advising NHS England in relation to procurement and commercial arrangements in relation to supply of key medicines, including drugs for treatment and prevention of HIV and hepatitis C.
- Drafting high value advertising concession agreements for Transport for Wales (£5million)
- Advising Welsh Government in relation to the procurement and commercial arrangement relating to their Warm Homes schemes
- Undertaking due diligence on commercial arrangements on the acquisition of a group of care homes for £160million
- Advising on joint venture for a social enterprise good food initiative between a housing association and a charity
A fluent Welsh speaker, he regularly advises clients in writing and orally as well as drafts documents through the medium of Welsh.
Mae Tomos yn rhugl yn y Gymraeg ac yn aml yn cynghori cleientiaid yn y Gymraeg, yn ysgrifenedig ac ar lafar.
Tomos is a non-executive director with Welsh Gymnastics, the national governing body for gymnastics in Wales, and is the organisation’s legal and governance director advising the board on a wide range of legal, policy and governance issues.
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