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About Andrea

Andrea heads our Education team, specialising in strategic projects and public private partnerships.

Recent Experience

  • Advising local authorities and Registered Providers of Social Housing on a number of complex procurement issues relating to land and development schemes.
  • Acting for Hertfordshire County Council on their Children’s Home and Family Support Centres PFI, which involved both new build and refurbishment works at 14 sites across the county
  • Also acting for Hertfordshire County Council as well as 2 foundation schools in the east of the county in the relocation of 2 schools to a green belt location, including dealing with the arrangements for the sale of the existing schools sites to a residential developer
  • Acting for a number of Dioceses and School governing bodies across Greater London and the South East
  • Acting on behalf of an SPV consortium in the outsourcing of the whole of a number of universities’ student accommodation portfolios, which involved complex public/private sector joint venture arrangements, private sector investment and new build works
  • Acting on a complex leasing structure between a London Borough and a private sector SPV focussing on delivering homeless accommodation as part of a “temporary to permanent” housing scheme

Professional Memberships

Law Society of England & Wales

Career Experience

2006 to present: Partner, Winckworth Sherwood

2002 to 2006: Partner, Finers Stephens Innocent

2001 to 2002: Solicitor, Bevan Ashford

1997 to 2001: Solicitor, TLT Solicitors

1991 to 1997: Trainee then Solicitor, Norton Rose

“Andrea is responsive to our needs and often proactive in anticipating and addressing – in advance – future needs. We have moved on a long way with regard to the diocesan academies model, and Andrea has been a vital part of that.”

Diocese of Arundel & Brighton

“Her advice is always succinct, cutting edge and impactful. She doesn’t ever shy away from delivering challenging advice that individuals may not want to hear and she will always find a way to protect both the interest of the organisation and the individual.”

Chambers and Partners UK, 2017

“I’m very happy with Winckworth Sherwood. I have worked mainly with Andrea Squires and team; she understands what we’re trying to do. She is immensely supportive, flexible and highly responsive. I would always recommend them.”

Kent Catholic Schools