Forbes Appoints Gemma Duxbury as Senior Associate in Governance, Procurement and Information

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28 November, 2019

Leading legal firm Forbes Solicitors has appointed Gemma Duxbury as a Senior Associate in its Governance, Procurement & Information Team.

Gemma, who is based at the firm's Central Lancashire office, advises on a full spectrum of contractual, procurement and governance matters, focusing mainly on Public Sector and Local Government.

Her appointment forms part of Forbes' Governance, Procurement and Information team's strategy to grow its client base across the North and nationally as well as being in response to an increase in demand for the services it provides.

Gemma has spent the last ten years as Senior Solicitor, Acting Head of Legal and Deputy Head of Legal (Regeneration & Governance) at Blackpool Borough Council. Having recently come from the public sector, she is accustomed to giving advice to senior officials in Local Government and working with Central Government departments.

She brings a wealth of experience with particular specialisms in:

  • Creating and advising Local Authority companies
  • Procurement processes
  • Public Sector and Local Government matters - highways, planning, property, contracts, academy conversions
  • Building and regeneration projects, including infrastructure
  • Commercial contracts
  • Freedom of Information and GDPR
  • Commercial Property Transactions

Gemma said: "I am excited to be joining a team and firm which has an excellent reputation and am looking forward to working with the them to expand our services to public and third sector clients."

Daniel Milnes, Partner in Governance, Procurement and Information at Forbes, said: "We are delighted to welcome Gemma to the firm. She has an established reputation and we are already seeing her experience and knowledge working for our clients and strengthening our team."

Learn more about our Governance, Procurement & Information department here

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