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Burges Salmon LLP

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Transport - Rail; Dispute Resolution


A specialist in rail and wider transport law and regulation and a dispute resolution lawyer with extensive experience in commercial litigation, public procurement and alternative dispute resolution. A solicitor advocate with oral advocacy experience in arbitrations, adjudication, regulatory appeal hearings and court. Working regularly for corporates in the transport and energy sectors particularly on regulatory compliance, issues in contractual delivery and litigation. Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales.


Trained and qualified (2003) at Lovells in London and Frankfurt. Joined Burges Salmon in 2004. Has worked in commercial litigation and regulatory with high profile transport rail clients and energy sector clients since that date. Solicitor Advocate from 2005. Partner 2017 to date.


Procurement Lawyers Association.  Solicitor advocate


Cambridge University (Christ’s College), MA MSci (Chem) 1st class hons 1999, Post Graduate Diploma in Law and LPC College of Law York (distinction) 2001.


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Lawyer Rankings

London > Transport > Rail

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Ian TuckerBurges Salmon LLP

Through its Bristol and London offices, Burges Salmon LLP fields a large and dedicated rail team that covers a broad range of issues. Its clients include the UK’s largest train operating groups as well as several of their JV partners. The group is skilled at advising on a range of complex issues relating to rail infrastructure, health and safety and regulatory matters. In addition it has been involved in some of the most significant franchising matters in recent years and has handled many of the UK’s largest rolling stock procurement exercises. Its rail infrastructure practice has also been involved in a range of projects of national importance. Among the key names to note are Simon Coppen who heads the public service contracting unit. Brioney Thomas is another leading figure in the department and heads the transport offering while Chris Jackson leads the firm-wide infrastructure group. Ian Tucker is well regarded for his litigation work and regulatory advice and Chris Simms is also well regarded. Brian Wong was recently promoted to the partnership.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

Burges Salmon LLP‘s ‘excellent‘ Bristol-based disputes group comprises experts in transport, financial services, insurance, energy and natural resources, agricultural and rural affairs, and business crime and regulatory matters. The group is jointly led by David Hall and Ann Metherall, while Andrew Burnette acts in contractual, banking, company and shareholder disputes. Also highly regarded are ‘trusted‘ food litigation expert Sian Edmunds; Chris Jackson, a transport and procurement specialist; Michael Ward, who is ‘tireless and creative‘; and rail regulatory expert Ian Tucker.

South West > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Bristol

Burges Salmon LLP fields ‘a great team made up of hardworking individuals and strength and depth at all levels’ with ‘a City ethos and skill levels’ which allow for ‘a mature and commercial approach to disputes’. The practice handles the full spectrum of commercial litigation at a national and international level, acting for a client roster of high-profile companies including Virgin, the BBC and the Ministry of Justice. David Hall and Ann Metherall jointly lead the practice, which also fields ‘one of the smartest solicitors aroundAndrew Burnette, food specialist Sian Edmunds, Chris Jackson, who advises on transport and procurement litigation, and Michael Ward, who regularly handles shareholder disputes. Other key names include solicitor advocate Ian Tucker, financial services expert Matthew Walker and Richard Binns, who focuses on procurement disputes. At associate level, Brian Wong is ‘just the sort of litigator you want by your side’ and Caroline Brown is ‘totally on the ball’.