Bridget Archibald

Position: Partner
Phone: +(44)(0)1223 222436
Fax: +(44)(0)1223 222221
Offices:Cambridge

What can I do for you?

I lead the Mills & Reeve health group. Running a team of enthusiastic, experienced experts is an exhilarating role. Our health clients are a key sector for Mills & Reeve and I aim to ensure that we provide them with a leading edge service.

In addition, I am heavily involved with my own specialism - PFI/PPP schemes, project funding and the primary care sector. I have advised on numerous significant projects across a wide range of sectors and have a particular interest in NHS estates strategy and in the NHS LIFT and Express LIFT initiatives.

Supporting my clients’ aims

A real highlight for me was working on several projects for one of our key health specialist funders. We ensured that we worked seamlessly alongside those advising the other parties to overcome obstacles such as planning issues, funding priorities, reluctant participants and problematic third party rights.

We helped our client to take the right approach and evaluate risks. This meant that we completed the project successfully and enhanced their reputation in the marketplace as a pragmatic party to deal with. This undoubtedly contributed to our client's increased standing and promoted subsequent opportunities for further investment.

What do others say?

Chambers UK says: “Peers praise Bridget’s straightforward approach, while clients rate her as ‘an extremely personable and hands-on adviser’”, and that I am known for my “excellent healthcare knowledge and commercial acumen”.

What else should you know?

I frequently present at national conferences for NHS bodies and local authority officers. I have also chaired several high level health round table discussions and provided master class training to senior health estates managers in Northern Ireland.

I am an active member of the CBI Healthcare Panel and we are now working closely with them and the King’s Fund on new initiatives and strategic developments in the sector.

Last year I initiated the West Midlands and East of England Trust Secretaries Networks chaired by board secretaries for board secretaries. These have been extremely popular, as it provides a chance for our clients to compare notes and learn together.

I am also Vice Chair for West Norfolk Mind.