Key appointment strengthens Geldards’ public services practice

National law firm Geldards has strengthened its specialist public services team with the appointment of regeneration and infrastructure expert, Tiffany Cloynes, as Partner.

Former head of the public sector team at Cobbetts, Tiffany, joins from Geldards from DWF in Manchester and specialises in all aspects of commercial development and urban regeneration involving both public and private sector bodies.

Her recent experience includes leading the legal team dealing with MediaCityUK which saw the relocation of five BBC divisions to Salford and involved significant public sector funding as well as public realm, infrastructure and strategic framework agreements.

Tiffany also led the teams acting for Leeds City Council in relation to the development and operation of the First Direct Arena and for Bristol City Council in relation to its proposed 12,000 capacity indoor arena, due to open in 2017.

Geldards’ Chairman, David Williams, explained: “Tiffany has an unrivalled national reputation working for a diverse range of clients on major projects and is known for a negotiating and project managing some of the UK’s large scale, complex regeneration projects and real estate transactions.

“She is recognised as a leader in her field by both clients and the legal press and her appointment significantly strengthens our national public services and real estate teams.”

Geldards’ public services team provides legal advice to central government, the devolved government in Wales and local authorities across the UK from its five offices the Midlands, London and Cardiff.

Tiffany, who will work from the firm’s Derby office, added: “Joining Geldards offers the exciting prospect of working with the firm’s broad client base of local authorities and public sector organisations including the Welsh Government and the EM Lawshare consortium.”

“I’m delighted to take this opportunity to further build upon Geldards’ already strong public services offering and to help continue to develop the firm’s presence within this sector.”