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Stephen Matthew



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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.

Featured experience

London Borough of Sutton

Supported the Council on its acquisition of the high street shopping centre and advising on the strategy for future redevelopment.

London Borough of Bromley

Successfully setting up a limited liability partnership with a register provider of social housing to invest over £80m in housing stock to reduce the number of residents in unsatisfactory temporary accommodation.

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Supporting the Trust on its planned joint venture to deliver the redevelopment of two significant surplus sites for housing and key worker accommodation.

Oasis Community Learning

Helping this multi-academy trust on a project to redevelop a key school site in London.