Lee Clarke


As an experienced projects and commercial partner Lee has advised on a wide variety of major projects in health, defence and social housing acting for both private and public sector clients. Lee’s scope of services includes:  

  • Advising on procurement and contracts for major NHS infrastructure projects. Lee has acted on over 40 major projects in the NHS including advising NHS Trusts/FTs on: 
    • many PFI/PPP projects (over £100m) for healthcare facilities; 
    • traditional design and build projects for new £10m to £50m health buildings and campus reconfiguration (using Procure 21/22 and other bespoke procurements);
    • the collapse of Carillion and the urgent procurement for a replacement contractor to complete the half-built Midland Metropolitan University Hospital; 
    • advice on major hospital procurement projects under the Health Infrastructure Plan programme; 
  • Social Housing contracts - ranging from high value procurement for works and services (including sophisticated asset maintenance and repair outsourcing arrangements) through to IT contracts and joint venture arrangements. Lee also advises on extra-care contracts and the increasing integration of health and social care with Registered Providers and local authorities and NHS bodies. 
  • Strategic FM Outsourcing projects related to the NHS, central government and Housing Associations, including a £1 billion FM outsourcing project for the Home Office and a £700 million FM and development outsourcing project for multiple NHS clients.

    Notable Projects

    • Lead adviser on (i) the termination of the Carillion related Midland Metropolitan PFI and (ii) the successful running of two 2019 procurements to (a) stabilise the project (a £20m procurement) and (b) complete the design and construction of the hospital (a £300m procurement). 
    • Lead adviser to University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust on their major HIP1 hospital reconfiguration project and advising multiple Trusts on their HIP1 and HIP2 projects. 
    • Lead adviser to two G15 registered providers on a “new to sector” multi-billion £ DPS repairs and maintenance services project underpinned by a new software framework provider providing real-time access to SMEs.

    Admitted as a Solicitor



    • LLB London School of Economics

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