Heike Stephenson

Business, Commercial

Title: Senior Associate

Tel: 0191 226 3728

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Heike is a senior associate in the Commercial department at Sintons, where she specialises in public sector and procurement work.

Originally from Germany, Heike studied law and completed her traineeship in North Rhine Westphalia before moving to Edinburgh and qualifying as a Scottish solicitor and notary public.

She spent over ten years working as a solicitor for commercial and business services in the Scottish Government Legal Directorate and the in-house corporate team of the Scottish Parliament.

Heike is also qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales.


  • Heike was a Scottish Parliament lead legal adviser on data protection including implementation of GDPR requirements for all parliamentary and business in 2018
  • Heike’s experience includes advising on and drafting contracts for goods and services, framework agreements and complex construction and infrastructure maintenance contracts including standard forms such as NEC contracts
  • She also advises on all stages of procurement processes including selection of procedure, document drafting, evaluation process, risks and challenges:
    • project board membership for large-scale multi-disciplinary project forming part of net-zero strategy
    • advising parliamentary committees on gathering, managing and publishing information.

Client comments:

“Heike Stephenson has been excellent to work with throughout the project. Heike has been extremely patient, diligent and supportive throughout the process. Her skill and expertise are recognised and greatly appreciated”

Outside of work, Heike enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends, camping, hiking and paddleboarding.

Key Practice Areas

  • Commercial Contracts
  • Data Protection
  • Freedom of Information
  • Procurement & Regulatory Advice for Public Sector Clients