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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Alison Oldfield

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Alison is a partner in Eversheds Litigation and Dispute Management Group. She specialises in handling all types of property disputes acting for a diverse range of national and international clients spanning both the public and private sector.

She also leads the dispute resolution team in the education group, advising education institutions across the academies, further and higher education sectors on a wide range of contentious and risk management issues particularly in relation to contractual and property disputes and judicial review proceedings.

Alison has a particular expertise in advising on high profile and reputationally sensitive judicial review proceedings. She was the lead adviser to the Olympic Park Legacy Company in handling the judicial review proceedings brought by Tottenham Hotspur to challenge the decision to select West Ham as preferred bidder of the Olympic Stadium in Legacy.

She has a particular specialism in advising clients on crisis managing disruption caused by campaigners and protestors. She has advised companies across the energy, retail and diversified industrial sectors on their response to corporate campaigns, obtaining injunctions for a number of household names.

Alison is regarded as a leading individual in both Chambers Legal Directory and Legal 500. Chambers Directory 2015 says "[Alison] gives excellent advice, keeps an eye on the bigger picture and makes sure that what she's doing makes good financial sense".




Yorkshire and the Humber: Public sector


Within: Education

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's dedicated team works with the full range of education clients, including higher education and further education institutions, schools, academies and private education providers. Chris Mordue leads the group in Leeds and specialises in providing employment and industrial relations advice to universities. Other key names include employment expert Ben Wood, litigator Alison Oldfield and Paul Castle, who handles finance work for further and higher education borrowers.

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Local government

Within: Local government

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's national team counts central government, local authorities and other public bodies as clients, which it assists with projects, governance issues, development, outsourcing, procurement work and investigations. In the Leeds office, Alison Oldfield focuses on contentious mandates and Michael Grimes handles projects and infrastructure work, particularly in the waste sector.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Property litigation

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's Leeds team, which forms part of the global firm's national practice, includes experts in the retail, transport, education and telecoms sectors with practitioners focusing on niche areas of expertise. Team head Damian Hyndman is highly regarded for telecoms-related property disputes, Alison Oldfield is a key name nationally for reputationally sensitive disputes and protester and campaign group-related issues; and insolvency specialist Andrew Todd has recently handled a number of high street company voluntary arrangements (CVAs). Associate Charlotte Miller is noted for her portfolio management expertise.

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