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Bevan Brittan LLP

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Yorkshire and the Humber > Real estate > Construction

Bevan Brittan LLP‘s construction team works for a diverse array of clients including contractors, local councils and healthcare providers to deliver residential and logistics developments as well as important education, health and transportation infrastructure projects. The Leeds-based team, which is led by Sarah Wilson, is particularly well versed in handling contentious mandates, and Wilson regularly acts in adjudications in relation to accounts disputes, subcontractor claims and defects. Also on the contentious side, Judith Hopper has a strong track record in acting in PFI disputes. Non-contentious specialist Niamh Batterton, who regularly works with housing associations, is recommended for her work on joint venture developments.

Yorkshire and the Humber > Projects, energy and natural resources (including PFI) > Infrastructure and energy

As part of the firm’s national team, the Leeds-based practice at Bevan Brittan LLP is ‘excellent at finding a solution to complex issues‘ and provides ‘highly professional advice delivered in a warm and collaborative way‘. Michael Boyd excels in advising on transactional, commercial and compliance issues for NHS clients, and construction mandates are handled by Sarah Wilson, Judith Hopper and Niamh Batterton. Richard Stirk and Julie Cowan-Clark work closely together on property and social housing projects, and Lyndon Campbell focuses on residential property developments.

Yorkshire and the Humber > Public sector > Local government

Bevan Brittan LLP’s local government team is a key name in the market for an expansive client roster of local authorities and their representative bodies, handling a broad scope of mandates spanning commercial contracts, litigation, procurement processes and regeneration schemes. The group is also highly regarded for its knowledge of governance and reorganisation matters, infrastructure projects and issues regarding children’s services. Key names in Leeds include governance specialist David Kitson and Judith Hopper, who focuses on contentious work, particularly PFI disputes.

Yorkshire and the Humber > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Bevan Brittan LLP acts for private companies, lenders, high net-worth individuals, public sector clients, and public bodies in complex disputes nationally. Leeds practice head Judith Hopper has experience in professional negligence, and is praised for being ‘excellent at finding a solution to complex issues’. Associate Kyle Duggan is ‘an excellent contentious procurement litigator’ with extensive experience in public procurements. Commercial finance is another key focus for the team, with James Teagle a key name in this area.