Stephenson Harwood further enhances projects team

16 August 2011

International law firm Stephenson Harwood has added to its projects team with the hire of new partners Jonathan Cripps and Rebecca Carter, both previously from Eversheds (London) where Jonathan was Head of Projects in London. The team at Stephenson Harwood has also been joined in recent weeks by four associates, Jennifer Westall, William Lewis, Phil Harris and Ian Pumfrey, all previously also at Eversheds.

Sharon White, Chief Executive of Stephenson Harwood, commented "The recruitment of Jonathan and Rebecca further strengthens our projects and infrastructure capability. We decided some years ago that we were going to recruit into this area and have made a number of significant hires since then to give us the individuals and mass needed to attract top quality mandates in the UK and overseas markets."

The firm has attracted a number of key individuals over the last two years with a deep understanding and track record in the infrastructure sector. These include Nick Avery from Ashurst, Clare McConnell and Graeme McLellan from Pinsent Masons, and Natalie Elphicke from Addleshaw Goddard.

Jonathan Cripps said "We have joined Stephenson Harwood to be part of an exciting opportunity to develop a new market leading practice with an extremely experienced team. In addition, the firm has a strong finance platform with international reach, which is very attractive in growing our existing practice."

Jonathan and Rebecca have acted for both the public and private sectors on major matters across the full range of infrastructure sectors. Most recently they have worked with clients such as the Ministry of Justice, North London Waste Authority and the Office of Government Commerce as well as funders including Nord LB, Helaba Landesbank, and Barclays.

Stephenson Harwood's recent work includes advising on the Search and Rescue (Helicopter) Project (SAR-H) (a joint Ministry of Defence and Department of Transport PFI project) and a significant project involving the electricity distribution system and associated sub-stations for a major sporting event in London. The team has also achieved a key panel win from a leading bank following a competitive tender.