Having started her journey as a Projects lawyer in 2012, Amy joined Osborne Clarke in 2015 and has continued to develop her focus in all things PFI/PPP and Infrastructure.

Amy works across all aspects of social infrastructure including health, bluelight, waste, water, defence and transport but she has expertise in student accommodation transactions and projects in an education context.

She has experience across the whole life of a project, from conception and structuring of a deal through procurement to advising on operational matters.  Amy has employed her knowledge and expertise of PPP/PFI and other social infrastructure projects to assist a broach range of clients including public sector bodies, investors, funders, operators and sub-contractors in this market.

As a Projects lawyer, Amy's role is not only to provide excellent technical advice to her clients but to understand the broader commercial context of a project and coordinate with the wider team to deliver on a client's goals.

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

I recently was named as a Rising Star for Diversity in Law.com's Women, Influence and Power in Law Awards 'Class of 2021' for my work with Osborne Clarke's race and ethnicity network, OC REACH.  I'm currently the Bristol Regional Chair for the network and am working to champion diversity and inclusion across the firm.

I see diversity and inclusion as a real opportunity for success – what will we be able to achieve when everyone can develop and grow to their full potential? It's an exciting prospect.

Work

Student accommodation

Advised higher-education institutions and student accommodation providers in respect of a number of student accommodation schemes, including PPP projects and nominations.

Health PFI

Acting for the project vehicle in respect of a number of variations and operational management issues at Acute PFI Hospitals.

Schools PFI

Acting for the project vehicle in respect of a number of variations during the operation phase, including new build facilities, refurbishments and academy conversions.

Campus Living Villages

Advised Campus Living Villages on expansion of Bournemouth student accommodation portfolio, read more.

Expansion of student accommodation portfolio

Advising Campus Living Villages on expansion of Bournemouth student accommodation portfolio. Read more. 

University of York Student Accommodation Project

Advising Equitix in relation to the £159m student accommodation project for the University of York. Read more.

Acquisition of Student Beds portfolio

Advised Arlington and Campus Living Villages in their acquisition of a 1500+ bed UK wide portfolio of student accommodation.

Irish Social Housing Bundle 2

Advising Lenders in relation to Torc Housing Partnership's social housing project to deliver 465 new homes in Ireland.

Hospital PFI operational advice

Providing operational advice to investors in relation to two PFI hospital projects, including in relation to COVID-19, market testing, variations and the fallout from the Carillion insolvency.

Durham University Project

Advised Equitix and Campus Living Villages in relation to the development of two new colleges for the University of Durham. Read more.

Freemens Common Student Accommodation

Advised Equitix and ENGIE in relation to the £200m+ bond financed student accommodation and regeneration project for the University of Leicester. Read more. 

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