Jason Phelps is Head of EU Procurement and Competition, he specialises in EU Procurement, Competition, Merger Control and State Aids law. Jason also advises on the EU Timber Regulation. He joined Michelmores five years ago and became a Partner in 2011. Charlotte Bolton takes a few minutes out of her day to ask him our questions.
The job advert seemed to fit me; the specialisms it required seemed to be exactly what I had – so I applied!
I didn’t necessarily want to move to Exeter in particular, or Devon, but I saw the calibre of Michelmores and was very impressed by the Partners who interviewed me so I decided to move. I guess I also sought a better work/life balance in the South West.
I enjoyed learning languages at school, particularly French and German. I have always been interested in Europe and wanted to practice in an area of law in which my knowledge of languages might be useful and where I could develop my interests.
The completion of Cornwall’s superfast broadband project – or nearly being attacked by cows in the New Forest – or dressing up as Father Christmas for the Christmas Bazaar…
Pick your specialism carefully as you really need to love the area of law you do, team members come and go but your area of law will stay with you.
(Without hesitation) Politician.
Custard Cream – say no more.