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The Legal 500 Hall of Fame Icon The Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence. The Hall of Fame highlights, to clients, the law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of the profession. In the United Kingdon, the criteria for entry is to have been recognised by The Legal 500 as one of the elite leading lawyers for eight years. These partners are highlighted below and throughout the editorial.
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Blake Morgan LLP’s ‘pro-active and enthusiastic’ team ‘has a strong understanding of the practice area’ and offers ‘great value for money’. The firm is notably active in the leisure, housing and education sectors, advising on the full range of issues tied to existing PFI transactions, including secondary market work, refinancing and PFI variations. The health market is also a key area of focus, and the firm has advised a range of health sector clients on PPP and outsourcing projects. Recent highlights include acting for Test Valley Borough Council in a large leisure project covering five sites, which involved assisting with the drafting of a non-disclosure agreement and advising on procurement alongside other technical and commercial issues. The team also advised the Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester on a high-value IT and business change project, and assisted Exeter City Council with the procurement and contracts for the construction of the UK’s first ultra-low energy efficiency leisure centre. Practice head Penny Rinta-Suksi is ‘a strong and pro-active negotiator’ who advises private sector clients and funders on PFI, major projects and commercial contracts. Other key individuals include Stephen Tanish, who specialises in public private partnerships (PPPs) and infrastructure transactions, Bruce Potter, who acts for a range of public sector companies, trusts and organisations, and Simon McCann, who handles major IT, development, energy and construction projects across the South East and nationwide. The Peabody Trust, the University of Reading and Northern House School Academy Trust are also clients.

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