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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

ST ANN'S WHARF, 112 QUAYSIDE, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 3DX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0345 415 0000
Fax:
Fax 0344 984 1501
DX:
61191 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Email:
Web:
www.womblebonddickinson.com

Kevin Robertson

Tel:
Work 0191 279 9747
Email:
Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Work Department

Projects and procurement.

Position

Partner and Head of Projects & Procurement Team and Head of Newcastle Office specialising in education, central and local government projects.

Career

Qualified 1996; trainee solicitor, Eversheds 1994-96; solicitor, Eversheds, Newcastle 1996; solicitor, Dickinson Dees 2001; partner, Dickinson Dees 2006; partner, Bond Dickinson on merger 2013; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) on combination in 2017.

Education

St Edmund Campion RC Comprehensive School, Gateshead; University of Durham, Collingwood College (1993 BA Hons Law); College of Law, Chester (1994 PG DIP Legal Practice).


North: Public sector

Education

Within: Education

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP provides a ‘very good service’ to a broad education sector client base including schools, school governing bodies, academy trusts and local authorities. Its offering is equally wide-ranging and spans contentious and non-contentious governance, health and safety and academy conversion matters alongside employment, construction and procurement issues. Team head Kevin Robertson is ‘first class’; he continues to advise the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and the Department for Education on its free school programme which includes university technical colleges and studio schools. He also advised multiple governing bodies on their conversion to academy status, and assisted 12 schools with handover arrangements and other matters pertaining to the North East PF2 programme. Together with Iain Greenshields, he assisted Academy 360 with its change of sponsor. In another highlight, Greenshields advised Durham University on all aspects of the delivery of two new colleges at Mount Oswald via a long-term public private partnership. Other key individuals include the ‘outstandingEmma Moody, who is ‘always prepared to go the extra mile for the client’, Simon Rowland and Ian Atkinson. Associate Peter Cantwell is also recommended and rated for his ‘practical and timely advice’.

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