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Bridgette Wilcox

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Brexit and the legal implications for businesses

Bridgette is Head of Eversheds' international commercial team. The team specialises in areas including commercial contracts, IT, outsourcing, IP, privacy, public/private projects, energy, media, telecoms, procurement, State aid, consumer credit, consumer law , FS regulatory and reputation management.

Bridgette's own practice areas are procurement and State aid. Both are operated by dedicated teams specialising in the areas and work across Europe.

Bridgette's procurement experience includes advising on procurement strategies, documentation and evaluation aspects of major procurements and advice on procurement challenges. Bridgette advises on State aid compliance, notifications and challenges. Bridgette’s clients include Central Governments along with their agencies and sponsored bodies, local government, health, education, utilities, registered social landlords, charities and the private sector.

Recognising Bridgette’s breadth of clients and over 20 years of working the sector, Bridgette is also Eversheds’ Head of Public Sector.

Bridgette has a keen interest in diversity and is Eversheds’ Partner Sponsor for Disability. Bridgette mentors students on the Eversheds Unlocked Programme, designed to give young people from ‘disadvantaged' backgrounds the support to successfully apply to university and understand what they need to do to secure a training contract at a law firm like Eversheds.


The impact of Brexit will not be the same for all businesses. Our Brexit lawyers are working with a number of clients to help them with Brexit planning. We are helping them take steps to put themselves in the best possible position. For some clients, we have analysed the implications of Brexit on their business based on the different potential models of Brexit. We would be happy to discuss the potential implications of Brexit for your business too.

Contact Bridgette for more information on how Brexit may affect your business.

View our Brexit hub for our full range of Brexit resources.


Bridgette has recently contributed to new procurement and state aid law videos on how our procurement and state aid legal team can help you.
View the videos below

Procurement & State Aid, How can we help you?

Procurement & State Aid, Why work with Eversheds?

Procurement & State Aid, Our experience



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London: Public sector

Administrative and public law

Within: Administrative and public law

The 'excellent' Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP assists clients on a blend of commercial, litigation and public law issues spanning governance, regeneration and  procurement as well as investigations and inquiries. It serves clients such as Transport for Greater Manchester, the Serious Fraud Office and Borders to Coast Pension Partnership. In the Grenfell Tower public inquiry, it is representing Cadent Gas which had been the gas distributor to the tower. Peter Jones  is reported to be 'a fantastic and experienced inquiry solicitor, who excels at running a team.' Paul Pugh is the corporate lead on public sector matters and is also the relationship partner to the UK Government’s new general legal services panel. Other team members include Bridgette Wilcox, Gary Pellow 'who is  a very calm, experienced partner who delivers well-considered advice' and Edward Williams in Leeds 'did a great job at getting up to speed very quickly on what was a complex issue.'

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Local government

Within: Local government

Bridgette Wilcox, Paul Pugh and Huw Jones are the Cardiff-based, key team members at the helm of Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's public law and local authority practice that advises local authorities on areas ranging from  procurement to employment matters. It has been appointed  by the UK Infrastructure and Projects Authority to undertake the review and updating of the draft guidance for contracts under PF2, the successor to PFI. Its wide-ranging work includes advising the London Borough of Harrow on the procurement of a technology partner to develop and exploit its "Infinity” adult social care software and it also has well-established expertise in public sector pensions law. Jackie Heeds is noted for her infrastructure procurement expertise.

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Public sector

Within: Public sector

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's multi-disciplinary team handles a range of work for Welsh and English public sector clients, including on transformational projects, outsourcing, governance and regeneration developments. Corporate partner and also head of the third sector services team, Paul Pugh advised the Forestry Commission on the investment in leisure group, Forest Holidays, by Phoenix Equity Partners. Huw Rolant Jones is the employment lead on many significant public sector mandates and recently advised the BBC on gender pay regulations obligations and on an equal pay review and audit following the recent disclosure of pay information by the broadcaster. Headed by the 'experienced, intelligent and pragmatic' Peter Jones, the Cardiff office also houses the firm's market-leading public inquiries team. Recognised as 'one of the top law firms in the area', the team 'knows the public inquiry arena inside out' having acted on many of the highest-profile matters in the market including its current representation of Cadent Gas in the Grenfell Tower public inquiry. 'Impressive' senior associate Angharad Shurmer is also noted for her public inquiries expertise and is involved in the Grenfell Tower matter alongside Jones. Bridgette Wilcox has significant experience advising on major procurement matters including her ongoing work for Transport for Greater Manchester on the restructuring of the operation and maintenance contractual structure for the Metrolink light rail system and the procurement of a new operator-maintainer. Other clients include the Welsh Language Commissioner, Serious Fraud Office and NEST.

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