Private finance initiative (PFI) in East Midlands

Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP has an ‘excellent capacity over a wide range of legal services’ and is further a ‘specialist in local authority law’, working with private sector clients and public bodies on numerous, PFI and PPP schemes as well as long-term commercial contracts. The ‘extremely knowledgeable’ team has particular experience of environmental projects and regularly advises on waste management procurements and waste infrastructure projects as well as large scale regeneration projects. Practice head Craig Elder goes out of his way to be supportive’ when assisting clients on projects relating to social, energy and leisure infrastructure.

Practice head(s):

Craig Elder


‘The lead solicitor and wider team provided excellent advice, legal documentation in a timely and professional manner. This was vital to us in a fast changing environment as a result of Covid.’

‘Craig Elder was outstanding, not only in terms of legal advice provided, but also in is overall approach in supporting us through a difficult contract negotiation. Craig undertook additional work at short notice to meet challenging deadlines and always kept me and the my team updated of risks and emerging issues as they arose.’

‘Excellent capacity over a wide range of legal services and specialist in Local Authority law. Strength in the ability to offer outcome focused advice’

‘I have always found the approach from BrowneJacobson, unique and consistently customer focussed. Whoever I have dealt with has made me feel like their only, or most important client. They are extremely knowledgeable and strike the right balance between advice, giving the client the confidence to understand potential risks, and make their own decisions.’

‘Craig Elder goes out of his way to be supportive and work with you to understand your and goal and objectives, giving several options traditional or innovative that could provide the best outcome. He is an asset to the firm and I feel privileged to work with him.’

‘It has a strong team, not just a lead individual, and can provide a full service.’

‘They consider the position from a client perspective and make strong recommendations.’

Key clients

Nottinghamshire County Council

Derbyshire County Council

London Borough of Croydon

London Borough of Enfield

Watford Borough Council

London Borough of Ealing

Folkestone & Hythe District Council

Rushmoor Borough Council

Elmbridge Borough Council

East Suffolk Council

Morgan Sindall Investments Limited (now Lovell Partnerships)

Kent County Council

Oxford City Council

First Sentier Investors


Thurrock Council

Work highlights

  • Acted for Derbyshire County Council in relation to its high-value waste management infrastructure PFI, leading on all aspects of the termination of this arrangement, including complex compensation provisions, and the council’s re-procurement.
  • Advised Oxford City Council on its electrical vehicle charging superhub project.
  • Recently advised the London Borough Council, and the South London Waste Partnership, in relation to its high-value procurement of a food and green waste solution for four London Boroughs.