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Stephen Pearson

Partner | Nottingham

"He's helpful, supportive, experienced and knowledgeable on local government and procurement matters."
Chambers & Partners, 2021

Call: 0345 274 6900 Mobile: 0781 003 4917

About Stephen

Stephen specialises in and has spent over 15 years specialising in complex matters on the interface between the public and private sectors. He has acted on a number of major public sector outsourcing projects in leisure, waste, development and education and now actively advises on the creation of various new public/public and public – private corporate entities designed to service public sector and not-for-profit organisations. He specialises in drafting complex contracts, advice on Procurement Law and State Aid, and frequently runs seminars and workshops in these specialised areas.

Stephen is also Head of Freeths’ Education Group and acts for a large number of Academy Trusts, Local Authorities, universities and housing bodies within nationally. Stephen has spent time as a Non-Executive Director of an NHS Trust and as Chair of a Parish Council, sitting on an area committee vetting misconduct allegations against local authority members.

Stephen is recognised as a Leading Individual by Chambers (2021 edition) and he is listed as a Recommended Lawyer in the Legal 500 (2022 edition).


  • Procurement Lawyers Association

Notable work & expertise


  • CT

    "I just wanted to thank you both [Stephen Pearson, Robert Hill] personally for yesterday. Not only for your professional sage advice, but your unen...

    Chris Traill, Charnwood Borough Council

  • RG

    "Really committed to getting difficult deals done."

    Ray Goodier, Stockport NHS Primary Care Trust

  • "Friendly, approachable and hands-on."

    Client testimonial

  • "Stephen Pearson Heads Freeths Education Team which has experienced a significant upsurge in academy conversions."

    Client testimonial

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