Bevan Brittan has expanded its capability in the construction and infrastructure sectors with two senior appointments.
Pippa Beesley joins the firm as a partner based in Bevan Brittan’s London office, and has substantial knowledge of public sector led, large-scale, high value development schemes. She will focus primarily on new investment and infrastructure projects involving local government, education authorities, housing providers - and private sector developers and joint-venture partners.
Pippa was previously a partner at the law firm Mundays, where she headed-up the non-contentious construction team that advised on a wide range of projects within the capital and south-east region.
She said: “I am naturally excited about joining Bevan Brittan which has a strong legal team and reputation in the marketplace, and at a time when many areas of the country are seeing high levels of new development - particularly within the public sector, where local authorities are taking the lead in bringing public-private partnerships together.”
Martha Mordecai has joined the department as a senior associate, also based in Bevan Brittan’s London offices. She specialises in contentious construction contract and dispute work. She joins from REN Legal Management Limited, and was previously at Charles Russell Speechlys.
She said:“ I am very pleased to have joined Bevan Brittan, and its strong team serving the construction industry. In this regard, the firm is recognised for the high quality of its work across public and private sector organisations and I am looking forward to being closely involved with a range of clients.”
Andrew Tobin, head of commercial and infrastructure at Bevan Brittan, said: “I would like to welcome both Pippa and Martha. Bevan Brittan is now a market leader in providing high quality legal advice across a wide range of sectors. Our particular focuses of major regeneration, social housing and education require top quality lawyers, and we are delighted to have been able to bring Pippa and Martha onto the team.”
Construction and infrastructure projects on which Bevan Brittan is currently advising include:
- Priority School Building Programme - we continue to advise Education and Skills Funding Agency on over 70 school building projects targeting schools and academies in urgent need of repair, refurbishment or complete rebuilding.
- Thamesmead Waterfront – we have been working with Peabody, which is seeking to appoint a strategic and investment partner to work on the development and regeneration of the area known as Thamesmead Waterfront in South East London. The development has a projected development cost of over £3.5bn and the scope for delivery of over 11,500 homes and will include development of the infrastructure required to support this new community.
Bevan Brittan managing partner Duncan Weir said: “There continues to be strong growth in demand for our services around regeneration, property transactions, housing, building and construction in many urban and city regions. We are therefore building an impressive legal capability to work with these sectors across the country, and we are very pleased to welcome Pippa and Martha - who are bringing considerable legal experience and skills to the firm.”