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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:
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

Academy and procurement specialist Tim Care leads the department at Ward Hadaway, which advises a broad client base ranging from schools and trusts to colleges and universities such as Northern Education Trust, Newcastle University, Delta Academies Trust and Newcastle School for Boys. Care regularly acts for Co-operative Group and Co-operative Academies Trust on all the legal issues surrounding its seven academies. He also handled the academy conversion of six foundation schools for the Brigshaw Learning Partnership and assisted North East Learning Trust with its acquisition of two academies and a maintained school. Also recommended are Karen Andrews, who handles regeneration projects; Paul Scope, who is recommended for staffing problems; Alex Shiel, who counts Newcastle University and Teesside University as clients; and Leeds-based Frank Suttie, who joined in mid-2016 from DAC Beachcroft LLP.

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