Anja is a partner in Browne Jacobson’s government and infrastructure team and is a trusted advisor to numerous public sector clients. Anja is recognised for her experience in public procurement (litigious and non-litigious), outsourcing arrangements, complex governance structures, alternative service delivery models, and joint working between health and local government.
Having previously worked in-house for Sheffield City Council, Anja is able to bring a genuine understanding of the wider issues impacting local authorities and other government bodies. This depth of knowledge and experience allows Anja to look at projects holistically and provide clients with genuine assurance. Clients have commented that Anja isn’t afraid to challenge them if there’s an alternative solution or where issues have been missed. This has led to many clients seeing Anja as the first point of call for all legal and often commercial advice.
Anja sees her role as more than simply providing legal advice, she invests time with clients through thought leadership and other engagement to understand the broader issues they are facing. Anja has led on various successful campaigns such as the role of local government in integrated care systems and reforms to the public procurement regime including articles published in the Municipal Journal.
Health infrastructure contracts
Advising a national government body in relation to the procurement of several suppliers to support the delivery of a key part of the urgent and integrated care programme.
Oxford City Council joint venture
Advising Oxford City Council on the restructuring of a joint venture partnership supporting the regeneration of part of Oxford city centre, moving from a limited company to an LLP.
Shrewsbury town centre regeneration
Anja has supported Shropshire Council for the last five years in relation to their role as a place shaper in Shrewsbury. This has included the purchase of three shopping centres and other strategic sites that will allow for wholescale regeneration opportunities to be brought forward in a cohesive and beneficial way.
"This milestone could not have been achieved without Anja's hard work, tenacity and sound advice. It has been a pleasure working with her."