Sian Edmunds > Burges Salmon LLP > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Burges Salmon LLP
ONE GLASS WHARF
BRISTOL
BS2 0ZX
England

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South West > Private client > Agriculture and estates

(Leading individuals)

Sian EdmundsBurges Salmon LLP

The ‘highly skilled‘ team at Burges Salmon LLP  handles the sale and purchase of agricultural property and landed estates, assists with subsidies and tenancy issues, advises on agricultural development and also has expertise in tax and succession planning. The firm also focuses on advising on regulatory issues regarding the food supply chain. The ‘excellent‘ Sian Edmunds has experience as a litigator and arbitrator, including the handling of contractual and partnership disputes. Emma Folkes acts for farmers and investors on the restructuring of agricultural estate portfolios.

London > Corporate and commercial > Partnership

The team at Bristol-based Burges Salmon LLP handles the spectrum of contentious and non-contentious partnership issues, including advising on 1890 Act partnerships, LLPs, quasi-partnerships, fund structuring and the use of partnerships in private tax planning. The group has particular expertise in disputes involving farming and agri-businesses, for which it is instructed by clients nationwide. Sian Edmunds leads on partnership disputes, Chris Godfrey heads investment fund-led work, while John Barnett has substantial experience advising private clients on partnerships in relation to family businesses and succession planning.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation

Burges Salmon LLP‘s Bristol-based practice ‘has great market presence in disputes, excellent knowledge of the law and is very hardworking‘. It fields specialist litigators in transport, energy and natural resources, financial services, agricultural and rural affairs, IP and pensions. David Hall heads the team, which also includes Kari McCormick, Andrew Burnette, Chris Jackson, Sian Edmunds and Michael Ward.

London > Human resources > Health and safety

Burges Salmon LLP has been historically associated with work in the rail sector, but has of late been growing its presence in the retail and construction spaces. Practice head Ann Metherall – ‘who stands out as a partner who has her finger on the pulse’ is based in Bristol and has a strong reputation on rail matters. Other notable names from the Bristol office include Chris Jackson, who has a similar emphasis on rail, and Sian Edmunds who focuses on the food and beverage and consumer sectors.

London > Insurance > Product liability: defendant

The Bristol-based team at Burges Salmon LLP has considerable experience in the food and drink industry, where it acts for an impressive client portfolio. It covers the full gamut of product liability matters, including compliance, recalls and reputation management, as well as disputes with suppliers and distributors over faulty products, and investigations. Sian Edmunds has a strong track record in the field. Andrew Burnette is a key name for civil fraud, professional negligence and product liability matters.