Julian Boswall > Burges Salmon LLP > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Burges Salmon LLP

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Advises on planning, highways and compulsory purchase. Particular experience in transport, regeneration, energy and waste. Market leading NSIP experience, advising on numerous projects throughout the process, into construction and operation.


Trained Cameron Markby Hewitt, qualified 1992; Cameron Markby Hewitt 1990-94; Clifford Chance 1994-98; partner and head of Planning and Environment group Morgan Cole 1999-2004; partner Eversheds LLP 2004-09; partner Burges Salmon 2009 to date.


Qualified in Scotland.  Board Member of NIPA.  Chair of Renewable UK Offshore Consents and Licensing Group.

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South West > Projects, energy and natural resources > Energy, project finance and PFI

(Leading individuals)

Julian BoswallBurges Salmon LLP

The offering at Burges Salmon LLP comprises a large group of specialists who are singled out as ‘leaders in their fields‘. On the energy side, Ross Fairley and Ian Salter are the key names at leadership level, noted for their extensive expertise in renewables and nuclear energy, respectively. For the projects angle, Mark Paterson and Keith Beattie are core contacts. Julian Boswall is noted for his niche knowledge in the field of Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects, while Charles Robson, who joined the team from Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP in November 2022, singificantly strengthened the firm’s proficiency in mandates relating to heat networks.  Alec Whiter – who was promoted to partner in May 2023 – and Emma Andrews are also active members of the group.

South West > Real estate > Planning

Core to Burges Salmon LLP‘s varied offering is its work on the planning and consenting for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs), including carbon capture and storage plants, improvements to a number of motorways, and extensions to offshore windfarms. The team is additionally well regarded for its expertise in nuclear energy planning, and its ability to handle compulsory purchase orders (CPOs). The Bristol-based team is headed up by Gary Soloman, who counts the compensation aspects of regeneration projects among his areas of expertise. Elizabeth Dunn and Julian Boswall are noted for their NSIP expertise. Boswall, in particular, focuses on energy and transport projects, while Alex Minhinick specialises in compulsory purchase claims. John Arthur, Jen Ashwell and Laura Fuller are further key names to note.  Patrick Robinson brings his longstanding planning experience to bear in a full-time consultancy role.

London > Real estate > Planning

The planning team at Burges Salmon LLP handles a large number of NSIPs across various sectors, including rail, highways, and pipelines, with Elizabeth Dunn taking a lead role in the consenting of these schemes. The practice handles a range of energy projects, and solar is a particular growth area for the team; Julian Boswall has significant experience in both energy and transport projects and ‘brilliant‘ senior associate Jen Ashwell advises on the consenting of local authority-led transport and regeneration schemes. Practice head Gary Soloman takes a lead role in the team’s increasing CPO work as an expert in the planning, compulsory purchase, and compensation aspects of regeneration projects, large-scale developments, and highway proposals. Alex Minhinick, also an expert on CPO compensation matters, was promoted to partner in May 2023.