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Burges Salmon LLP

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ONE GLASS WHARF, BRISTOL, BS2 0ZX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0117 939 2000
Fax:
Fax 0117 902 4400
DX:
7829 BRISTOL
Email:
Web:
www.burges-salmon.com
Bristol, London

Steven James

Tel:
Work 0117 307 6947
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Burges Salmon LLP

Work Department

Construction and engineering.

Position

Partner in the construction and engineering group, and dual-qualified (chartered quantity surveyor). A broad practice encompassing energy and infrastructure, real estate development and acquisition, outsourcing, real estate finance and dispute resolution. Clients include The National Trust; The Canal and River Trust; The Royal Bank of Scotland; HSBC Bank Plc; Babcock Support Services and The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. Notable projects include advising on the development of a new nuclear power plant, nuclear fuel dry store, legacy nuclear waste treatment facility, major works packages for a Round 2.5 offshore wind farm, the development of a new luxury hotel and spa in Bath, the acquisition and development of a number of solar PV arrays, the sale of a portfolio of student accommodation developments and the major refurbishment of Knole House for the National Trust. Contributor to 'Burges Salmon Guide to Nuclear Law'.

Career

Trained Simmons & Simmons; qualified 2002; in-house lawyer, Rolls Royce plc 2006-08; partner Burges Salmon 2011.

Member

Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors; Society of Construction Law; British Council for Offices (committee member of SW and Wales Chapter).

Education

Attended Porthcawl Comprehensive School; Staffordshire University (1994 BSc Hons quantity surveying); University of London, King’s College (1998 MSc construction law and arbitration); College of Law (1999 PG Dip Law).

Leisure

Golf, karate, hill walking, swimming and running.


London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

Within: Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

Burges Salmon LLP has a strong record advising public and private sector clients in energy, transport, defence and social infrastructure projects under the leadership of Ian Salter . Mark Paterson continues to act for the MoD in the procurement of the Dreadnought and Astute class submarines as part of a significant defence programme, and Brioney Thomas assists the government of Wales on the delivery of the next Wales, Border Rail and Metro services. On the energy side, Ross Fairley  and Steven James  are currently intervening in high-profile, politically sensitive UK generation projets. The Department for Education appointed a group led by Matthew Ramus to handle the implementation of two new children's services trusts in Doncaster and Slough. Also notable is Lloyd James who continues to guide Costain through various highway projects including the M4 relief road in South Wales. Key contacts also include Keith Beattie and construction specialist Marcus Harling .

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Water

Within: Water

Burges Salmon LLP 's Bristol-based water practice leader Michael Barlow continues to provide ongoing commercial liability advice to water supply company Affinity Water with regards to the HS2 project, the route of which is due to cut through a number of the client's assets. Ofwat appointed the firm to oversee its procedures and processes in connection with PR19 as part of its Water2020 programme, Gary Soloman is currently acting for the Environment Agency and the Canal & River Trust in a £20m scheme for the implementation of innovative fish passes in the Severn and its major tributary. Other key names include experienced litigator and environmental law specialist Simon Tilling , infrastructure practice head William Gard and Steven James .

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London: Real estate

Construction

Within: Construction

Regional firm Burges Salmon LLP¬†provides¬†‚Äėa very polished and sophisticated service,‚Äô with all members of the team splitting their time between London and the firm‚Äôs HQ in Bristol.¬† William Gard¬†heads the London construction team,¬†specialising in energy, transport and infrastructure projects. On the contentious side, Gard advised Costain on the ¬£3.8bn PFI-funded Greater Manchester Waste Project, and the design and construction contracts of the 42 waste facilities across 27 different sites therein. Recently promoted partner¬†Richard Adams¬†is ‚Äėclever and incisive.‚Äô On the non-contentious side, the team advised new client Highways England on the ¬£1.4bn A303 Stonehenge tunnel project.¬† Marcus Harling¬†(‚Äėvery experienced, smooth and sophisticated)¬†is acting for the The Crown Estate on a central London development and is leading the firm‚Äôs panel relationship with the Greater London Authority. Steven James¬†has ‚Äėexcellent client skills and a very good eye for what is and is not a good argument‚Äô; recent work includes advising a major water utility on an agreement between the client and a project company for a major infrastructure development, including the letting of three framework agreements. The team also has expertise in the renewables sector, particularly solar PV and energy storage deals; it is advising Marks and Spencer on the deployment of rooftop solar arrays across its stores.¬†Lloyd James¬†is a key contact.

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Legal Developments by:
Burges Salmon LLP

  • Restoring environmental damage: putting a price on ecosystem services

    On 7 August 2009 a 40-inch pipeline ruptured, spilling 5,400 cubic metres of crude oil into the soil and groundwater of La Crau nature reserve in southern France, a habitat protected under French and European law. The operator had to excavate and replace 60,000 tons of soil, install 70 wells to pump and treat groundwater and 25 pumps to skim oil from surface water, at a cost in the region of ‚ā¨50m. However, this was just the primary remediation (that is, restoring the site to the state it would have been if the damage had not occurred). The operator was also required to compensate for the damage to the habitats and the loss of the ecosystem services that would otherwise have been provided by La Crau nature reserve. Measures included purchasing land outside of the nature reserve and contributing to its management for a period of 30 years (over ‚ā¨1m), monitoring the water table for 20 years (over ‚ā¨500,000), monitoring fauna over three years (‚ā¨150,000) and rehabilitation in accordance with best available ecological techniques (nearly ‚ā¨2m). Overall, the compensatory restoration (to compensate for the amount of time that the ecosystem was impacted) and complimentary restoration (to compensate for elements of the ecosystem that had been permanently lost) came to more than ‚ā¨6.5m. ‚Ä©
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