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Published 3 March 2014
International law firm DAC Beachcroft has today (Monday 3 March) announced the appointment of commercial contracts partner Ruth Connorton to its Newcastle office.
Ruth joins the firm from Eversheds, where she was Head of Procurement Law. Specialising in non-contentious procurement matters, she advises clients in both the public and private sectors, including the NHS, construction companies, infrastructure businesses, logistics, industrials and manufacturing organisations and local authorities.
Ruth is a general commercial lawyer with 20 years of experience, five of which were spent in-house at Yorkshire Water. Her recent experience includes advising Newcastle City Council on its green deal project and the procurement structuring of property procurements for clients including Olympic Legacy Company, Oxford City Council and Covent Garden Market Authority as well as advising organisations such as Network Rail and National Grid.
Ruth is joined by three colleagues from Eversheds: Associate, Alison Walton; Solicitor, Hannah Chapelhow and Legal Executive, Louise Brown.
Commenting on the appointment, Martin Cannon, Head of the Commercial team at DAC Beachcroft, said: "Ruth is a national figure in procurement law with No. 1 rankings in Chambers and Legal 500. The work she does will complement and enhance our existing services in real estate, regulatory and public law, local government and health and take us into a whole new space in terms of our national procurement offering.
"DAC Beachcroft has a flexible culture, a strong geographic base in Newcastle and the north, and a national track record in areas of comparable strength. I am delighted to welcome someone of Ruth's talent, experience and reputation to the business."