Stephen is a consultant in our government and infrastructure team with over 30 years’ experience. Recognised for his knowledge and experience in both the Legal 500 and Chambers directories, Stephen advises public bodies and others on major procurements and projects, notably those involving outsourcing, regeneration and housing schemes.
Having been an in-house local government senior officer, he understands how the public sector works and gives valuable insight. He is praised in directories for his deep understanding of the sector and for having an astute, robust and pragmatic approach.
Stephen advises clients on major projects where strategic thinking is required and works with and alongside the multi-disciplinary teams involved. Recent projects have included joint ventures between public bodies and private sector developers to deliver town centre regeneration as well as enabling the delivery of public benefit – whether education facilities or affordable homes.
Advising the Council on its regeneration of central Winchester and the procurement of a development partner.
Working with the Council on the outsourcing of its facilities management requirements for the entire property estate.
Helping this multi-academy trust on a project to redevelop a key school site in London.
Supporting the Trust on its planned joint venture to deliver the redevelopment of two significant surplus sites for housing and key worker accommodation.
"Stephen is a well-known figure in this sector and is well respected."
"Stephen is a good operator who is pragmatic and has a good profile in the market."
"I have worked with Browne Jacobson on two projects. The team I worked with (Stephen Matthew and Nick Hurley) have been diligent, attentive and generally worked to tight timescales. They are very good at understanding client requirements and advising accordingly."
"Stephen Matthew is an outstanding link and builds a professional rapport with local authority officers from many disciplines, showing an intensely pragmatic knowledge of the sector and large development projects in particular."
Browne Jacobson’s government and infrastructure team have advised Manchester City Council on the set up of the Civic Quarter Heat Network (CQHN), which aims to provide the City with an efficient and environmentally friendly heat and power network.