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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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