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Ward Hadaway

SANDGATE HOUSE, 102 QUAYSIDE, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 3DX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0191 204 4000
Fax:
Fax 0191 204 4001
DX:
730360 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE-30
Email:
Web:
www.wardhadaway.com
Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne

Karen Andrews

Tel:
Work +44 (0)191 204 4174
Email:
Web:
www.wardhadaway.com/lawyers/karen-andrews/
Ward Hadaway

Work Department

Property

Position

Partner

Career

Karen is head of Ward Hadaway's specialist Public Sector Estates Team and combines an impressive track record with a practical hands-on approach having advised health bodies, central and local government on a range of projects including regeneration, portfolio rationalisation and PPP transactions for 30 years.

She takes a particular interest in advising public sector clients on how changes in Government policy will affect their estates needs and strategies.

By way of example, she has brought together NHS Improvement and Health Trust leads to discuss the impact of the Naylor Review and the changes in clinical pathways being delivered through Sustainability and Transformation Plans on their estates and FM services. Karen is also running a seminar for local authorities on the post-Brexit estates landscape.

She has previously been named by industry magazine The Lawyer as one of the country’s top 5 public sector lawyers and was the author of the land and buildings chapter of leading legal publisher Sweet and Maxwell’s PPP Manual.

Karen is at the forefront of new strategic thinking having contributed to a highly innovative review of the back-office functions of all 30 health trusts in London looking at best practice and opportunities to secure efficiencies across their estates, procurement, legal, communications and IT support functions.


North: Public sector

Education

Within: Education

Consisting of ‚Äėgood communicators and strong characters‚Äô, clients recommend Ward Hadaway‚Äôs schools and academies sector team ‚Äėwithout hesitation‚Äô, which is partly due to its ‚Äėsubstantial knowledge in the education sector, which gives clients assurance, comfort and peace of mind‚Äô. Much of its work for schools, academies and multi-academy trusts pertains to transactions and academy conversions as well as employment, property and compliance matters. As significant work in the transactional space, team head Tim Care¬†acted for Co-operative Academies Trust in a number of school acquisitions, which included various property, contractual and employment issues, while he assisted North East Learning Trust with academy conversion issues. The latter client also received advice on the academy conversion of a PF2 school. In other work, Graham Vials¬†provides regular advice to the Diocese of Durham Multi Academy Trust on general employment law and HR issues. Paul Scope¬†and public sector estates practice head Karen Andrews¬†are other names to note.

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Health

Within: Health

Ward Hadaway has a diverse range of expertise spanning contractual, procurement, property and employment matters as well as IT outsourcing and dispute resolution, and acts for over 60 NHS organisations. Public sector group head Melanie Pears advised the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) on its IT infrastructure and sourcing project involving the procurement of ICT support services, while, in a separate matter, she assisted North East Ambulance Foundation Trust with the establishment of a trading company to deliver ambulance fleet provision and maintenance services. In employment, Stuart Craig routinely defends NHS clients against claims before the employment tribunal, while Karen Andrews is the key contact for public sector property work; recently, she assisted Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust as landowner with a lease agreement for a registered provider tenant. Healthcare litigation specialist Jeffrey Keeble heads the team, which includes Lisa Evans and Nicola Richardson.

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North: Real estate

Commercial property: Newcastle

Within: Commercial property: Newcastle

At Ward Hadaway, public sector property head Karen Andrews acted for Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust on the acquisition of a greenfield site for the proposed development of mental health facilities, and Alex Cox advised Northumberland Estates on the acquisition of Quayside House in Newcastle. Simon Errington advised Union Retail Properties on lease and building contracts for a hotel development, and Neil Smith assisted the Foundation of Light with its development of a sports and education facility, which included occupational and infrastructure leases, funding issues and licences. Heather Markham and head of development Lesley Fairclough are other key individuals of Neil Robson’s team. Fairclough assisted various national housebuilders with plot sales and part-exchange acquisitions.

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