"Her responsiveness is excellent and her attention to detail is better than any I've worked with."

Chambers UK 2024

"She is responsive, clear and provides commercially astute and pragmatic advice."

Chambers UK 2024

"Jo Spalding is professional, hard-working and an expert."

Legal 500 2024

"Jo has been a real pleasure to work with from start to finish. Her attention to detail is second to none and her responsiveness can't be beaten. She is an excellent professional and I would recommend her to anyone."

Chambers UK 2023

"She is a very efficient individual. She always reverts, follows through and produces concise and considered advice."

Chambers UK 2023

I am a Senior Associate in the Projects team at Michelmores. I have over 10 years’ experience advising both the private and public sector and have been individually recognised by Legal 500 UK as a Rising Star in my practice area and region.

I advise on a variety of PFI and PPP projects and have experience across various central and local governmental departments, other public sector bodies, including universities and NHS Trusts, as well as private sector service providers with an increasing focus on the facilities management sector.

My work with private sector entities includes advising ISS Mediclean Limited (part of the ISS Group) in relation to its UK PFI projects, particularly within the healthcare sector. I provide ongoing support to ISS on a variety of its long-term PFI projects on a range of complex issues, including payment disputes, service reconfiguration and variations.

I also advise Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust in relation to its PFI Project Agreement with Catalyst, particularly in relation to its programme to achieve operational savings from its existing PFI and commercial contracts. This advice is varied and has recently included advising the Trust in relation to its market testing of the soft facilities management services provided to the Hospital and its negotiations with its service provider in order to agree an extension of the current contractual arrangements.

These projects are crucial to the ongoing provision of clinical services at the various hospitals and my contribution to this work, which involves working as an extension of our clients’ internal teams, provides me with a sense of pride, given the fundamental nature of these public services. I am also very proud of the relationships I have built and developed during my time with Michelmores and constantly strive to build on and nurture these relationships.

I have been ranked as an Associate to watch by independent legal guide Chambers and listed as a Rising Star by the Legal 500.

Recent experience

Advising ISS Mediclean Limited in relation to an ongoing payment dispute which resulted in a positive financial settlement for ISS, and most recently providing advice and support in respect of ISS’ proposals for a contract extension at one of its existing UK hospital sites;

Advising Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust in relation to its contract for an efficiency savings review of the project agreement as a way of identifying savings for the Trust, the negotiation of certain notices under the Project Agreement to permit the carrying out of urgent works required as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and most recently providing ongoing advice and support in relation to its soft services market testing arrangements;

Advising a project company of a leading UK infrastructure investment group in respect of one of its healthcare projects, particularly in relation to a dispute over the application of certain deductions under the payment mechanism;

Advising a police authority in relation to its efficiency savings programme and in particular the removal of existing services from its PFI project agreement by way of a deed of variation; and

Advising a leading UK infrastructure investment group on a range of PPP projects in relation to the health and education sectors, most recently in relation to the replacement of the facilities management services guarantor for the project.

Spalding, Jo
Jo Spalding