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Judith Barnes

Partner (Commercial & Infrastructure), Bevan Brittan LLP

Judith is a Partner at Bevan Brittan LLP and a leading individual in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 for both Local Government and Public and Administrative Law.  She advises on vires and governance including decision-making, constitutional issues; conduct and ethics; and options appraisals and structuring for major projects and regeneration schemes. She regularly advises on commercialism both within the Council, through income generation and investment; and through alternative delivery mechanisms including setting up and managing Teckal and Trading companies, charities and social enterprises; and Trusts.

Judith has direct experience within local government as Borough Secretary & Solicitor and Monitoring Officer for Greenwich Council.  Prior to this she was Head of Legal Services for Lewisham Council and provides strategic advice and consultancy support, at the highest levels, requiring political awareness and sensitivity.