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William Spickett, Principal Associate

William Spickett

Principal Associate


French: Competent

Practice areas

  • Commercial and IT
  • Project and infrastructure finance

Practice notes

Will is a Principal Associate in our commercial practice group. He trained with Eversheds Sutherland and has been advising on a range of infrastructure projects since qualification.

Will has experience advising on transport, education, emergency services, health and housing projects using various PPP models in both the UK and abroad. He has acted for public and private sector clients including secondments with Balfour Beatty Investments, working as part of the legal and commercial team.

His recent experience includes: advising an international rail operator on its bids to operate light and heavy rail networks in Israel, the Middle East and US; acting for a consortium of entities on its bid to operate a high-speed railway in south east Asia; acting for the UK Department for Transport in connection with a number of rail franchise awards as well as in connection with new rolling stock procurements and cascades to operators; advising the NDFA in Ireland on a number of strategically important PPP’s in the health, education and social housing sectors; advising a private sector client on its successful bid for the PF2/Priority Schools Building Programme North West Batch project; advising the Bangladeshi Government's PPP Office on its PPP framework and standard suite of contracts in relation to a hospital, social housing and air traffic control PPP; advising the Borough of Lambeth on various procurement and commercial issues on its social housing PFI scheme; acting for Avon and Somerset Police Authority on its multi-site PFI accommodation programme; acting on behalf of the Borough of Hounslow on its pathfinder highways maintenance PFI project and advising a private sector client as preferred bidder on a HRA PFI housing project.