Private finance initiative (PFI) in East Midlands

Browne Jacobson LLP

The government & infrastructure team at Browne Jacobson LLP advises on a range of high value transactions concerning the delivery of complex regeneration projects for public and private sector clients. With instructions from major central government clients, the firm has specific experience with environmental projects and waste management. Craig Elder takes the lead on major projects and procurement matters and has deep experience in advising public and private bodies on PFI, PPP and other long term commercial arrangements.

Practice head(s):

Craig Elder; Stephen Matthew


‘The team have an exceptionally pragmatic approach and a good understanding of the environmental sector.’

Key clients

Nottinghamshire County Council

Derbyshire County Council

London Borough of Croydon

London Borough of Enfield

Watford Borough Council

London Borough of Ealing

Natural England

Rushmoor Borough Council

Elmbridge Borough Council

Covanta Energy Limited

Lovell Partnerships – joint ventures

Kent County Council

Oxford City Council

First Sentier Investors


Winchester City Council

Watford Borough Council

Plymouth City Council

South London Waste Partnership

The Coal Authority

Prospect Law Ltd

Prospect Law Ltd is an established name in the renewable and nuclear energy sectors,, while also handling more general infrastructure work involving planning, environmental and regulatory law. The firm is active on both a domestic and international level, with a particular focus on the MENA region. Edmund Robb handles the firm’s contentious work, as well as in planning, environmental and development control matters. Edward de la Billiere  focuses on non-contentious work for the firm’s energy and infrastructure practice.

Practice head(s):

Edward de la Billiere; Edmund Robb


‘The strengths of the team are their approachability, their legal knowledge and being prepared to run innovative arguments which are often successful. I have not come across such versatility before and their willingness to get things done is second to none.’

‘Excellent expertise in the field of planning enforcement and subsequent confiscation proceedings using the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. Strengths and key capabilities include dealing with complex planning matters and effectively dealing with challenges to ensure effective court outcomes.’

‘Edmund Robb’s expertise and knowledge in progressing planning infringements through the courts is second to none. I have always seen effective and successful outcomes when using Edmund at Prospect Law. Edmund’s guidance and support throughout the judicial process is worthy of recognition.’

Key clients

London Borough of Hackney

Hackney London Borough Council

Brent London Borough Council

Camden London Borough Council

Eastleigh Borough Council

Work highlights

  • Advising multiple London Local Authorities on novel and complex areas of planning and development law.
  • Advising new entrant to tidal energy sector on market entry strategies.
  • Advising Middle East entity on dispute and arbitration centering on the oil sector.