Iain Greenshields > Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP > Newcastle upon Tyne, England > Lawyer Profile

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP
The Spark, Draymans Way
Newcastle Helix

Work Department

Projects and procurement.


Partner in property departments and head of public services team. Handles a wide variety of PFI/PPP projects in the health, education, blue light, energy and waste sectors, where he has advised health trusts, the Home Office, local authorities and private sector companies. Is also heavily involved in the higher education sector, advising universities and colleges.


Trained Dickinson Dees 1989-91; solicitor, Eversheds 1991; Dickinson Dees 1999; partner, Dickinson Dees 2001; partner, Bond Dickinson on merger 2013; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP on combination 2017.


Law Society.

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Yorkshire and the Humber > Public sector > Local government

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP‘s client portfolio includes central government departments, agencies and public bodies, as well as third sector and private sector clients. The practice covers a range of matters, from procurement, real estate, planning and project mandates, to regulatory work and litigation; the team also has specific knowledge of energy matters. In Leeds, the key contact is Andrew Hirst, who is well versed in leisure projects and the waste sector, while Vicky McCombe covers transactional construction work. Newcastle-based Iain Greenshields leads the team.

South West > Public sector > Local government

Public bodies seek out Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP for its experience in regulatory work, litigation and procurement. The local authority, leisure, as well as the energy sector are further strengths of the Bristol-based team, led by Newcastle partner Iain Greenshields. Infrastructure projects are handled by Jonathan Bower and Charles Robson, while Victoria Redman is well versed in advising on planning and environment matters. Compulsory purchase orders (CPOs), highways, and town and country planning form part of Richard Guyatt‘s portfolio.

London > Public sector > Education: schools

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP has overseen a number of major academy conversions and transfers in addition to advising on governance, commercial and property matters. The team is led by Kevin Robertson, who specialises in local authority and school matters including academy conversions and the Priority School Building Programme, and Iain Greenshields, who advises local authorities including a number of major city councils on construction projects. Emma Moody advises on mergers, collaborations and complex governance issues.

London > Public sector > Local government

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP‘s local government team is part of a wider national public sector offering that is particularly well known for its work in procurement, real estate, planning, regulatory work and complex litigation. The team also takes on a significant amount of work around energy and waste, with a strong presence in the heat networks sector, led by Charles Robson  from Bristol. In Newcastle, Iain Greenshields leads the firm’s public sector group, with a diverse practice that encompasses waste projects, property development and leisure contracts. Meanwhile, London partner Martin Stacey leads the real estate practice and Jonathan Bower heads up planning and infrastructure from Bristol.