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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

ONE TRINITY, BROAD CHARE, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 2HF, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0345 415 0000
Fax:
Fax 0344 984 1501
DX:
727902 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Email:
Web:
www.bonddickinson.com

Iain Greenshields

Tel:
Work 0191 279 9837
Email:
Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Work Department

Projects and procurement.

Position

Partner in property departments and head of public services team. Handles a wide variety of PFI/PPP projects in the health, education, blue light, energy and waste sectors, where he has advised health trusts, the Home Office, local authorities and private sector companies. Is also heavily involved in the higher education sector, advising universities and colleges.

Career

Trained Dickinson Dees 1989-91; solicitor Eversheds 1991-99; Dickinson Dees 1999; partner 2001; partner Bond Dickinson on merger 2013.

Member

Law Society.


London: Public sector

Local government

Within: Local government

Bond Dickinson LLP’s ‘exceptionally brilliant and personable’ team ‘clearly has a strong understanding of the technical, commercial and practical issues facing local authorities’ and provides ‘high quality advice on a timely basis to get the job done’. Key names in the practice include real estate expert Martin Stacey, Iain Greenshields, who focuses on projects and procurement mandates, and Jonathan Bower, who handles planning and infrastructure work. Recent work includes Bower advising Three Rivers District Council on the South Oxhey regeneration scheme, Greenshields assisting Luton Borough Council with the establishment of a company that will create build-to-rent and build-for-sale housing, and Ian Ward acting for Medway Council on the Rochester Riverside project, a regeneration programme that will deliver 1500 residential units, a new school and leisure facilities. Jackie Gray and Richard Collins made partner in 2016; Collins successfully defended West Berkshire Council in the High Court concerning a judicial review and procurement challenge brought by Faraday Development.

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North: Public sector

Education

Within: Education

‘A truly excellent firm on all counts’, Bond Dickinson LLP is ‘a primary choice in the region’. The firm acts for a broad client base spanning academy trusts, governing bodies, higher education establishments and schools. Key practitioners include education group head Kevin Robertson, who is recommended for local authority and school issues, particularly in academy trust matters; and the ‘professional, enthusiastic and engaged’ Emma Moody, who leads the firm’s charity team and regularly handles governance matters and school mergers. Highlights included advising the Education Funding Agency (EFA) on its Free Schools programme, which involved advice on site acquisitions, procurement and planning issues. The firm also acted for various school governing bodies on academy conversions. The Department for Education, Pocklington School and Carmel Education Trust are all clients. Other key figures include Iain Greenshields and Simon Rowland, who focus on procurement projects and construction transaction respectively.

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