Elizabeth Dunn > Burges Salmon LLP > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Burges Salmon LLP

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Advises on all aspects of planning law including major infrastructure, highways and compulsory purchase. Particular expertise in energy and infrastructure, and large scale re-development projects. Has led and advised on a number of nationally significant infrastructure projects. Regularly advises on judicial review and statutory challenges and appears as an inquiry advocate.


Trained Burges Salmon; qualified 2004; partner 2012.


Law Society Planning Panel; Royal Town Planning Institute.


Attended Bristol University (1988 English and Drama BA Hons); University of the West of England (1999-2001 Postgraduate Diploma in Law; 2001-02 LPC).


Theatre, design and walking.

Lawyer Rankings

South West > Real estate > Planning

(Leading individuals)

Elizabeth (Liz) DunnBurges Salmon LLP

Demonstrating ‘a high level of legal understanding and competency’ paired with ‘real depth and experience in planning’, Burges Salmon LLP has a strong track record advising on nationally significant infrastructure projects and accompanies projects throughout their whole lifecycle, from pre-planning to post-construction. Energy, particularly regarding nuclear and alternative energy, constitutes one of the key sectors for the practice alongside know-how in areas such as infrastructure and compulsory purchase orders (CPOs). The ‘meticulous’ Gary Soloman leads the Bristol team and sports extensive expertise in regeneration projects, large-scale developments, as well as highway projects. Elizabeth Dunn and Julian Boswell are both regularly involved in complex infrastructure projects, while senior associate Laura Fuller‘s advisory portfolio includes highway agreements as well as habitat and appropriate assessments. Having retired from partnership in May 2021, Patrick Robinson remains a part of the team in a full-time consultancy role.

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.