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Deryn Rees

Deryn Rees

Partner - Commercial Projects/Public Law

Professional Background

Deryn has acted for the public and the private sector on a variety of commercial schemes in health, police authority, fire authority, residential care services, waste handling, recycling and disposal services, central government (MOD), highways infrastructure provision and maintenance, university and school accommodation, urban regeneration and leisure facilities.

Deryn also has considerable experience in the waste sector and innovative funding structures on PFI / PPP schemes and “hybrid” structures involving both Prudential Funding and bank finance.

Work Highlights

Work highlights include advising West Sussex County Council on:

  • Waste handling and recycling contract, possibly the first dedicated recycling scheme to be completed under the PFI, involving the allied outsourcing under a 25 year contract.
  • Negotiation of a £200m materials resource management contract to provide waste disposal facilities and on an existing 25 year PFI recycling and waste handling contract.
  • Procurement of a solution for treatment of refuse derived fuel produced from an MBT facility.


Deryn graduated from Oxford University in Modern Languages. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloittes, London and also worked for the Fountainhead Commodities Group in Geneva before moving into law. Legal career: Morgan Cole, Eversheds and Acuity since 2007.

The directories say...

Deryn Rees at Acuity Legal Limited is recognised nationally for her expertise in the waste sector, advising on long-term projects and procurement.

Legal 500

Our clients say...

“I think it would be stretching the definition a little to call working on a close a pleasure but I must say that, in my experiences to date, you and your team have been the best set of Authority advisers that I have worked with – being productive, pragmatic and proactive (normally I hope for 2 of the 3 and get one!).  Hopefully our paths will cross again”

Senior Legal Manager at BAM PPP