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Browne Jacobson LLP

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Business services.


Craig is a Partner in Browne Jacobson’s Government and Infrastructure Team and takes a lead on major projects, procurements and high-value local and central government work. Craig has over fifteen years’ experience advising public and private sector bodies in relation to PFI, PPP and other long term commercial arrangements.

Recently, he has developed, led and delivered on Browne Jacobson’s partnering relationships with key local authorities, including the London Boroughs of Enfield, Croydon, Tower Hamlets, and Reigate and Banstead Borough Council. These appointments demonstrate a genuine and innovate model of partnering with the firm’s local authority clients.

He also has particular experience in the social infrastructure, waste, energy, defence and leisure sectors and of delivering projects under competitive dialogue. For example, advising:  the Ministry of Defence on its £700 million combined aerial target systems (CATS) project (named best UK PPP to sign at the national PPP awards); the Cabinet Office on the outsourcing of the UK’s defence resilience function, and; a number of authorities on some of the largest waste PFIs to date in the UK.


Trained Fox Williams; qualified 1999. Fox Williams, trainee 1997-99. Eversheds, solicitor 1999-2004, associate 2004-2009. Browne Jacobson partner 2010-present.


Collegiate High School, Blackpool; Durham University; College of Law, York. LLB 1996; Legal practice course 1997.


Hiking, cookery, Blackpool FC.

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Projects, energy and natural resources > Private finance initiative (PFI)

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Craig ElderBrowne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP has a notable reputation in the market as a firm capable of working with both public authorities and private companies on a variety of nationally significant projects. The Nottingham team, which works closely with the firm’s London office, assists with initiatives related to housing, regeneration, health and waste treatment mandates. Craig Elder leads the department and has close relationships with councils across the country, which he assists with procurements, commercial arrangements and regulatory issues. In a recent highlight, Elder advised Croydon Council on its procurement of a Social Impact Bond with Skill Mill.