Colin Ligman > Burges Salmon LLP > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Burges Salmon LLP

Living Wage

Work Department

Real Estate.


Specialist in real estate aspects of investment, development and rail infrastructure funding projects.

Acts for Transports for Wales and Abellio group companies on property related matters involving rail infrastructure projects.

Acts for senior debt lenders on development finance and investment finance for commercial real estate. Also acts for lenders, fixed charge receivers and administrators on distressed situations as head of the Burges Salmon Real Estate Insolvency Team.

Many years’ experience both in structuring and securing loan facilities, and also acting on fixed charge receiverships and administrations involving the sale of significant commercial property assets, such as investment properties, partially completed development sites and nursing homes.


Trained Slee Anderson & Pidgeon, Western Australia; qualified as barrister and solicitor 1995 Western Australia; joined Burges Salmon 1999 and requalified as solicitor in England and Wales 2000; partner 2006; Head of Real Estate Department 2014 – 2019.


Active member of NARA (the Association of Fixed Charge Receivers).


Attended Busselton Senior High School, Western Australia; Murdoch University, Perth (1994 LLB). Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test to requalify in England and Wales (January 2000)


DIY and structural gardening, motorsports.

Lawyer Rankings

South West > Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery

(Leading individuals)

Colin LigmanBurges Salmon LLP

The insolvency and corporate restructuring team at Burges Salmon LLP is praise for being ‘commercial and proactive‘. Based in Bristol and led by the ‘dedicatedAndrew Eaton, the team is increasingly involved in international matters alongside its sector expertise in the real estate, hotels, transport, and healthcare industries, amongst others. Emily Scaife regularly acts for key stakeholders on distressed matters, and has experience advising both the public and private sectors. Real estate related issues form part of Colin Ligman‘s portfolio.