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Jackie Heeds

Partner & Joint Lead of Major Projects

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‘Jackie Heeds with whom we worked, was very thorough and committed to completing the tasks on hand. She was always available to explain and work through solutions that were acceptable to both the parties.’
(The Legal 500, 2024)

Jackie is a leading expert in infrastructure and commercial transactions with over 20 years of experience in various market sectors. She specialises in projects involving joint ventures, public private partnerships, energy, accommodation, transport and regeneration. She also leads Freeths Heat Network team, which advises on the development and operation of heat networks across the UK. Jackie has extensive skills  in drafting and negotiating of complex commercial agreements and ancillary documentation for public and private sector clients as well as lenders.

She is recognised as a Recommended Lawyer and Leading Individual by The Legal 500 (2024 edition).

Jackie has also recently been shortlisted as part of the Legal 500 Northern Powerhouse Awards for the Lawyer of the Year award.

Legal Services

Business Services

  • Government Agency, acting on post-secondary education Project, involving provision/financing of six higher education buildings and their subsequent operation and maintenance.
  • Multinational Funder, advising on commercial due diligence for funder on South West University following previous advice on two other University projects.
  • Major Government Department, preparing due diligence report following a review of various contracts, advising on the obligations, rights, remedies and liabilities set out in the documents.
  • Global Development Institution, advising on international Hospital PPP Project working alongside local firm, overseeing due diligence process and feeding into final draft report ahead of approval by ultimate client to proceed to full procurement for appointment of bidder to design, build and operate hospital.



To contact Jackie or for more information…

Call: 0345 634 2606
Mobile: 0797 380 3930
Or email: Send an email



“…having great legal skill and superb ability to lead a multi-disciplinary team” and praised for her “ability to deliver complex projects.”

(The Legal 500, 2020)

“Leading Individual” in her field, and described as “brilliant”, “having great legal skill and superb ability to lead a multi-disciplinary team” and being praised for her “ability to deliver complex projects” with vast experience in infrastructure transactions procured through PFI/PPP/PF2.

(The Legal 500)

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