Giles Clifford > Gowling WLG > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Gowling WLG
B4 6WR
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Work Department

Real estate.




Trained Freshfields (now Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer); qualified 1994; partner 2012. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer: trainee solicitor 1992-4 (including secondment to the Bank of England 1993-4); solicitor 1994-2002. Manches LLP: solicitor 2002-3 (including secondment to London Underground Ltd 2002-3); partner 2002-2012. Wragge & Co LLP: partner May 2012 onwards. Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, partner, 2014.


Eton College; Oxford University, (Merton College) MA, Modern History 1985; The College of Law, Common Professional Exam 1991, Law Society Finals 1992.


Running, skiing, painting.

Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Transport

(Leading individuals)

Giles CliffordGowling WLG

Possessing broad expertise in the transport sector, Gowling WLG‘s practice is particularly strong in the rail space, as well as on interface agreements, logistics and roads matters, to name a few. Joint practice head Giles Clifford specialises in infrastructure, while co-lead Dominic Richardson has notable expertise of rail and rail-related development schemes. Richard Green has particular experience of new station developments, alongside advising on construction and engineering contracts; Toni Weston’s strengths lie in compulsory purchase law issues, alongside more niche expertise regarding road, tunnel, bridge and flyover structures; Sarah Riding advises on supply chain and logistics arrangements, as well as more general commercial issues.

London > Transport > Rail

Giles Clifford heads the practice at Gowling WLG, which has a strong specialism in rail station development and station upgrades. Other areas of focus include advising on overstation and over track development. The excellent team also has considerable experience of acting for developers and operators of logistics facilities. In addition, it advises a number of rail clients on general and rail-specific aspects of employment, TUPE and pensions issues. Richard Green and Dominic Richardson are also recommended.