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

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Julian BoswallBurges Salmon LLP

Praised for its ‘market-leading experience across the renewables market’, Burges Salmon LLP is highly regarded for its work in the energy and projects sector, often with an international dimension. Nuclear and renewable energy form part of the firm’s core focus alongside transport and defence projects. Ian Salter, a leading practitioner in the nuclear arena, leads the Bristol-based practice which also counts renewables heavyweight Ross Fairley amongst its key contacts. Mark Paterson fields extensive expertise in projects, particularly pertaining to infrastructure, technology, aerospace, defence, and nuclear. Sponsors and governmental departments regularly seek out Keith Beattie for his projects experience, while Julian Boswall frequently handles nationally significant infrastructure projects. Director Alec Whiter‘s practice encompasses matters in the net-zero, energy, and waste sectors.

London > Real estate > Planning

Located in Bristol, Burges Salmon LLP‘s planning practice serves a variety of clients including local councils, energy companies, and national bodies. The practice encompasses planning and consenting for NSIPs in transport and waste, with an emphasis on alternative energy projects, which Elizabeth Dunn and Julian Boswall have deep experience in. Practice head Gary Soloman‘s expertise is in the planning, compulsory purchase, and compensation aspects of regeneration projects, highway proposals, and large-scale developments. Patrick Robinson has retired from the partnership but remains at the firm as a consultant.