Trowers & Hamlins launches specialist communications advisory service with Project Advisory Group
International law firm Trowers & Hamlins has entered into a collaboration arrangement with The Project Advisory Group Limited (“PAG”) to provide a niche service to public and private sector entities undertaking digital infrastructure projects (e.g. fibre, 4G, 5G) – whether in the UK or overseas.
PAG specialises in the provision of advisory services to the communications market.
The arrangement coincides with the arrival at the firm of Mark Jury, who joined the firm as a Consultant in January 2020. Mark is a practising Solicitor and is a co-owner and director of PAG. He was previously a partner and joint chief executive of Ashfords LLP having spent the majority of his career advising on major infrastructure projects.
Mark Jury of PAG said:
"This is an exciting venture for us. Our combined offering will create a single source provider of commercial, technical, financial, procurement and legal services - a service set that wraps every element of a digital project’s life-cycle. This now enables us to respond to the full scope of a client’s advisory requirements and the strength and depth of expertise of our teams means that we are geared to engage with any element of a project at any stage of its development."
Trowers partner, Helen Randall added:
"Both of our businesses are already operating in the communications market so there are immediate synergies in terms of existing client bases and, going forwards, the Government’s ambitious digital agenda creates significant growth potential. We are looking forward to helping our clients achieve their objectives."
Joint business development activities are already underway with an initial focus on project sponsors (e.g. local authorities, cities, LEPs, developers, private landowners etc.) and contractors.