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Mills & Reeve LLP

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707290 BIRMINGHAM 65

Stuart Pemble

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Mills & Reeve LLP

Work Department

Construction and engineering.


Stuart leads the Birmingham construction team, helping clients with the drafting and negotiation of all types of construction and engineering documents. The team works with everyone involved in the sector, including occupiers, developers, funders, contractors and consultants, and has a strong track record in education, health and regeneration projects. Stuart also heads the firm’s national academies practice, leading a dedicated team skilled in guiding schools through the conversion process.


Partner at Mills & Reeve since 2005; joint editor of Estates Gazette’s Legal Notes section with responsibility for construction and professional negligence; member of PCC Construction’s consultation board.


Fellow of the Faculty of Building; Society of Construction Law; Freeman of the City of London.


High School of Dundee; University of St Andrew (1993 MA Hons Mediaeval History); College of Law, London (1994 Common Professional Exam); College of Law London (1995 Legal Practice Course).

London: Public sector

Education: schools

Within: Education: schools

At Mills & Reeve LLP, a substantial multi-disciplinary team handles diverse domestic and international work. Practice head Stuart Pemble advises the Academies Enterprise Trust on all aspects of its operations, ranging from safeguarding to commercial contracts, and Gary Attle, the education sector head, has expertise in higher education legislation, governance and data protection. Other key members of the group include Richard Sykes; Christian Bull, who advises on real estate matters; and Nick Abbott, who has a focus on employment cases.

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West Midlands: Public sector


Within: Education

Mills & Reeve LLP has a strong reputation in handling employment, administrative, commercial and real estate matters, with clients that include Aston University, Birmingham City University and Coventry University. Employment specialist Nick Abbot heads the practice and recently advised Aylesbury College on its merger with Amersham & Wycombe College to become the Buckinghamshire Colleges Group. Public and administrative law specialist Richard Sykes is known for his ‘very impressive technical expertise in HE legal issues’ and advised Nottingham Trent University on its compliance with GDPR. Real estate specialist Christian Bull advised The University of Birmingham on its new exhibition venue at the Municipal Bank building in Birmingham. Associate Robbie Turner is also experienced in property matters. Construction specialist Stuart Pemble has ‘an acute concern to do the best for his clients while still being commercially pragmatic’. Tim Winn advised University of Nottingham on renewing its agreements with veterinary hospitals, zoos and placement providers. Helen Tringham  focuses on non-contentious matters and is ‘an extremely competent lawyer’ with 'an articulate and objective analysis on issues’.

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West Midlands: Real estate


Within: Construction

Mills & Reeve LLP is a ‘professional and personable firm that provides high-class advice and support’.  Stuart Pemble  handles non-contentious work, including the 55-91 Knightsbridge project for Cheval Group and advising Blackswan Development on a new project in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. Pemble also has a following among education clients – he advised Eltham College on drafting construction contracts for a new building, and the Southern Universities Construction Consultancy Affinity Group on a new framework agreement. Litigator Martino Giaquinto, who is dual-qualified as a barrister, is ‘an extremely smart and sharp man’ who ‘always provides sound advice relative to the needs of the client, and is also a very impressive advocate’ – he handles disputes regarding residential, hotel, infrastructure and energy projects, as well as more unusual structures. Associate Patrick Wisheu Patrick Wisheu ‘has an amazing ability to delve into the most technical aspects of complex disputes’.

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