Solicitor – admitted 2002
I’m a Partner in Michelmores’ Projects team. I advise a broad range of clients in connection with infrastructure projects, commercial projects and major outsourcings in a variety of sectors, including health, education, electronic identification, defence and waste & resource management.
My practice has three key areas of focus:
I enjoy building strong and lasting relationships with our clients and take great satisfaction from helping those clients to develop and maintain sustainable infrastructure facilities or technology solutions that deliver wider public benefits.
I am extremely proud to be a member of a dynamic and motivated team which has a national ranking from Chambers UK for ‘Infrastructure: PPP/PFI’ and was awarded Legal 500’s ‘Firm of the Year (Outside London) for Projects, Energy and Natural Resources’ in 2020.
At a personal level, I am also proud to be ranked in Band 2 for Infrastructure: PPP/PFI in independent legal guide Chambers UK and to be recognised as a ‘Leading Individual’ by Legal 500 for Energy, Project Finance and PFI.
I joined Michelmores in 2014, having previously worked in London, Manchester and New Zealand.
Advising numerous PPP / PFI project companies owned by several of the UK’s leading equity investors in respect of their ongoing legal requirements. These roles have required us to advise on a huge range of complex matters, including project restructurings, major settlements, multi-party disputes, service provider and guarantor replacements and variations in a variety of sectors, including health, education and defence
Advising a major European waste management company on a variety of projects, including multiple share and asset acquisitions relating to UK recycling and waste management companies, the operation and maintenance of a PPP energy from waste facility and the management of various waste collection and management outsourcing contracts
Assisting two major international technology and security companies in connection with their tenders for the UK ePassport procurement, the UK driving licence & card consumables procurement and a UK border security technology procurement
Advising various European development finance institutions in connection with project financed energy projects in South America and Southern Europe
Acting for a local authority on the consensual termination of a long-term waste management and cleaning contract, which included negotiating complex settlement arrangements