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Penny Rinta-Suksi

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Blake Morgan LLP

Work Department

Corporate commercial.


Penny joined Morgan Cole in October 2013. Prior to that she worked within Bevan Brittan’s local government outsourcing team and headed up their leisure, culture, housing and regeneration teams. Penny has over 14 years’ experience in advising local government, health trusts, private sector clients, social enterprises and funders on a full range of commercial contracts. Her experience ranges from structuring and implementing commercial contracts, warranties, guarantee and performance arrangements to more complex major procurement projects. She has strong experience in the leisure, housing, education and health sectors and sound working knowledge of financial, manufacturing, waste and energy markets. Penny also leads on combined housing, leisure and civic infrastructure projects, working on innovative regeneration models to include joint venture vehicles.

London: Public sector

Education: schools

Within: Education: schools

Blake Morgan LLP has a wide education law offering and is skilled at handling high-value transactional work and litigation for schools and academies. Led by Cardiff-based Matthew Smith, the practice group, which spans across six offices, is known for its academy conversions and special education needs (SEN) expertise. The team includes employment specialist Tim Forer; Sarah Peacock, who provides advice on contentious and non-contentious employment-related matters; and managing partner Mike Wilson, who acts for schools, colleges and other higher education institutions. Penny Rinta-Suksi is also a key name to note for her considerable commercial experience.

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South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Within: Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Blake Morgan LLP offers 'the superb quality standard of a City firm with a personable touch at competitive rates'. The department is divided between the Reading and Oxford offices and is 'the go-to firm' for technology transactions, including spinouts, M&A and fundraising. Sectors of expertise include healthcare, education and charities. Corporate lawyer Simon Staples specialises in M&A and disposals while commercial partners Alison Patten-Hall and Penny Rinta-Suksi are recommended for projects in IT and education sectors and advising local authorities. Elisabeth Bell is experienced in IT and procurement projects. Senior associate Timothy Coles is recommended for equity investments and IPOs on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange.

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South East: Public sector

Local government

Within: Leading individuals

Penny Rinta-Suksi  - Blake Morgan LLP

Within: Local government

Blake Morgan LLP fields a strong local government team, advising a wide range of councils on various matters. The leisure sector is a focus - it advises local authorities on the development, procurement, and management agreements for their leisure projects. 'First-class practitioner' Penny Rinta-Suksi leads the regional team, and is particularly notable for her work on leisure projects and housing partnerships. Employment specialist Rajiv Joshi also acts for several local government clients on employment issues, particularly regarding discrimination and TUPE.

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