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PFI, PPP and projects


Delivering a Public Private Partnership (PPP) or other long term, high value complex procurement can be a difficult process requiring experienced and dedicated professional support. Our lawyers have a wealth of experience advising both public and private sector partners on Private Finance Initiative (PFI), PPP and other projects. We have dedicated, specialist lawyers in areas such as environmental law, banking, employment and pensions, planning and construction, procurement, intellectual property (IP), information technology, taxation and insurance, which can often pose issues on PFI and PPP projects.

what we do...

  • Our clients – public sector organisations including central government departments, local authorities, health trusts and strategic regional bodies.
  • Strength and depth of expertise – long established public sector experience transferable to the private sector, including a detailed understanding of private sector partners’ requirements in joint venture and partnership structures.
  • Nine dedicated lawyers - including six partners based in Nottingham, London and Exeter, plus a team of specialists supporting our core projects expertise.
  • Specialist services - PF2, PFI projects, PPP, private finance initiatives, public private partnerships, joint ventures and long term partnering arrangements, reviewing, renegotiating and driving value from existing PPP and PFI arrangements.
  • Full service - specialists in procurement, property, construction, IP, funding, tax and employment issues arising from projects.

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Legal updates

After the PFI operation period, is the facilities management contractor still responsible for contracts?

The project agreement has two relevant groups of obligations in relation to the building.

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Legal updates

Is a verbal agreement binding when the contract states terms may only vary in writing?

Every Project Agreement has clauses which seek to restrict how the contract is varied.

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Legal updates

The realities of austerity and devolution

Our latest report on the devolution debate, Devolution – managing the risks, highlights the key thoughts and views that emerged at our roundtable and highlights a series of recommendations for further consideration by stakeholders on managing the risks associated with this issue.

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Legal updates

Property law update, October-December 2015

A mural, attributed to the street artist Banksy and valued (according to press reports) at £470,000, was spray-painted onto the wall of an amusement arcade let to the tenant.

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