Kevin is head of the firm’s Projects & Procurement Team and Head of the Newcastle Office. He has extensive experience of advising both the public and private sector in relation to a range of public private partnerships and has particular expertise in projects in the education sector where he leads the firm’s Education Group. 

He advises a broad range of clients including local and central government bodies, universities, further education colleges, academy trusts, Diocesan bodies and private sector contractors.

Experience
  • a local authority on the outsourcing of its Adult Social Care Directorate to a social enterprise established and run by the Directorate’s staff
  • the Department for Education on a range of commercial matters
  • the Education & Skills Funding Agency on its Free Schools and PSBP programmes
  • Newcastle City Council on a national pathfinder project to transfer of its parks, allotments and recreation grounds to a newly established charitable trust
  • a number of schools, Diocesan bodies and local authorities in relation to schools’ projects including  PFI and academy conversions
  • local authorities and fire authorities on their existing PPP/PFI agreements
  • an NHS Foundation Trust on the transfer to a subsidiary company of its estates management function and associated facilities.

"His ability to 'get to the root of issues that concern schools.'"

Chambers 2015

"He is always very solution-focused, looking for the best possible outcome for the school."

Chambers 2015