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Freeths LLP

3RD FLOOR, THE COLMORE BUILDING, 20 COLMORE CIRCUS, QUEENSWAY, BIRMINGHAM, B4 6AT, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0845 634 2575
Fax:
Fax 0845 634 2576
DX:
13024 BIRMINGHAM 1
Email:
Web:
www.freeths.co.uk

Nathan Holden

Tel:
Work 0845 077 9645
Email:
Freeths LLP

Work Department

Local government team/commercial.

Position

Partner and national head of Freeths LLP’s local government team.  Nathan applies his considerable experience gained both ‘in-house’ and private practice in advising local authorities, health bodies and government agencies on income generation and resource maximisation whether through the regeneration and development of land or the commmercialisation of service provision. Nathan supports and leads the firm’s role on a number of local government legal panels including: EM Lawshare; North West Legal Consortium; Outer London Boroughs; London Boroughs Legal Alliance; North East Procurement Organisation; Surrey Councils and many others.  Nathan’s recent experience includes advising Solihull Council on a £80m extension to Touchwood Shopping Centre; Luton Airport on the procurement of over £100m of major infrastructure improvements including a new terminal and car park; Leicester City Council on their Waterside regeneration scheme, comprising £100m of new homes, offices and shops and advising a local authority in the southeast on participating in an LLP for a major business park development.  Previous experience includes: advising the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham on two town centre schemes; Birmingham City University on relocating their conservatoire from Paradise Circus to allow the redevelopment of the Birmingham central library site; the London Borough of Waltham Forest and Newham Councils in connection with housing and other mixed-use development schemes; and Coventry City Council on housing and city centre (Phoenix initiative) development schemes. The work included advising on major property transactions, promoting compulsory purchase orders, highways, EU procurement, State aid and local government-specific issues of law and practice. Nathan also played a key role in establishing Hoople Ltd on behalf of Herefordshire Council and more recently the Place Partnership for Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, both joint venture companies, the former the first of its kind in the country.  Nathan delivers training/talks on a range of topics and regularly writes and commentates on key and topical issues affecting the public sector, including procurement, State aid, commercial real estate and core local authority related issues.

Career

Trained Borneo Martell & Partners 1993-95; qualified 1995; solicitor/senior solicitor Coventry City Council 1995-2000; assistant solicitor/senior solicitor DLA Piper 2000-03; senior solicitor Mills & Reeve 2003-04; associate Mills & Reeve 2004-07; partner and head of local government Mills & Reeve 2007-12; partner and head of local government, Freeths LLP 2012 to-date

Member

Law Society of England and Wales; Birmingham Law Society; Procurement Lawyers Association; Compulsory Purchase Association.

Education

Tettenhall College, Wolverhampton; Nottingham Trent University (1988-92 LLB (Hons) 2(1)); Nottingham Law School (1992-93 Law Society Finals).

Leisure

Family, reading, travel, films and running.


East Midlands: Public sector

Local government

Within: Local government

The team at Freeths LLP advises its clients on planning and environmental issues, regeneration and redevelopment projects, commercial contracts and employment matters. On the contentious side, its work includes representing local authorities in property litigation and defending judicial review proceedings. Birmingham-based Nathan Holden serves as practice head.

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London: Public sector

Local government

Within: Local government

A substantial offering at Freeths LLP comprises numerous offices around the country that advise on a broad range of development and regeneration projects, including mixed-use constructions, shopping centres and investment transactions. It provides planning, environment and real estate expertise in these areas, and more broadly also advises on areas such as tax and property litigation. Nathan Holden is a key contact in Birmingham and Stephen Pearson is noted for his broad expertise, which includes employment law. Some of the key team members include Ian Rowson and Clive Pearce for real estate, and Robert Bruce and Jennifer Roe for planning.

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West Midlands: Public sector

Local government

Within: Local government

Freeths LLP focuses on real estate and commercial matters. The 'knowledgeable' Nathan Holden, who leads the firm's local government offering, is regularly involved in the drafting of partnership arrangements, compulsory purchases and other commercial work. Mitchell Ball assists local authorities with real estate-related work such as residential projects, regeneration of industrial sites, office developments, as well as property sales and acquisitions.

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