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Browne Jacobson LLP

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Stephen Matthew

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Browne Jacobson LLP

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Business services/government and infrastructure.


Stephen has been with the firm over two years and has developed a strong London practice, notably in the area of housing regeneration and local authority joint ventures and trading companies.


Articled South Yorkshire County Council; qualified 1982; senior solicitor Derbyshire County Council; county secretary and solicitor Shropshire County Council; partner Eversheds 1995-2005; Nabarro LLP 2005-2014; Browne Jacobson 2014-date.


Law Society; Procurement Lawyers Association.


Farnham Grammar School; University of Sheffield (1979 LLB); College of Law, London (1985 Dpp LG Law – Law Society).


Golf, travel, cinema.

London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

Within: Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

Browne Jacobson LLP 's client roster includes both central and local government entities in the health and social infrastructure spaces. Nick Hurley recently advised the borough of Watford on the redevelopment of the Watford Health Campus via an asset-backed vehicle, and acted for the government of Malaysia on the procurement of a £100m waste-to-energy incinerator in Kuala Lumpur. On the property side, Nottingham-based Craig Elder collaborated with Neil Walker for the procurement of a long-term operator of several leisure centres on behalf of the borough of Dacorum. Stephen Matthew heads the practice and is currently assisting a number of local government authorities with urban regeneration and district heating schemes. Also notable are Anthony Nagle who represents the UK Debt Management Office, Peter Ware and Anja Beriro .

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London: Public sector

Local government

Within: Leading individuals

Stephen Matthew - Browne Jacobson LLP

Within: Local government

Richard Barlow who heads the public law group at Browne Jacobson LLP has broad expertise advising on contentious planning and environmental matters and offers especial expertise on both advisory and disputed procurement matters as well as governance. This large team, which one client called 'a trusted partner', advises an array of  local and city councils including in Nottingham, Derbyshire, Enfield, Harlow and Guildford on work ranging from procurement and joint ventures to health and safety and criminal investigations. Typical work includes advising the London Borough of Enfield on the complex matter of selecting a joint venture partner to develop the Montagu Industrial Estate. Peter Ware, Laura Hughes  and Stephen Matthews  are some of the other noted practitioners.

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