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Burges Salmon LLP

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Bristol, London

Lloyd James

Work 0117 307 6925
Burges Salmon LLP

Work Department

Construction and engineering.


Lloyd is a partner in the construction and engineering unit. He joined Burges Salmon in 2008 and acts for developers, contractors, funders and all project participants. Lloyd specialises in the following areas: construction and engineering; PFI & PPP Projects Offshore and Marine Energy Energy and Renewables Waste Management; Real Estate Development. Recent examples of Lloyd's work include: advising MeyGen in connection with the construction packages for the world's largest commercial tidal array in Pentland Firth; advising a developer in connection with a major large scale new nuclear build facility; advising Costain Limited as EPC Contractor on the Greater Manchester Waste PFI project. Europe's largest waste management scheme included the development of 44 facilities across Greater Manchester; advising in connection with significant defence construction projects in Saudi Arabia utilising FIDIC forms of contract with bespoke amendments for the local market; advising Wave Hub in connection with the exploitation & maintenance of its facilities for the testing of wave power technologies; advising Tata Steel on the procurement of a wide variety of capital works at its plants in the UK and the Netherlands; advising LWaRB & Investec Bank in relation to a £21m 50,000 tpa AD & IVC plant facility (the first of its kind in London). This landmark deal was the first to receive investment from UK Green Investments, the pre-cursor to the Green Investment Bank.


Trained and qualified (September 2006) as a solicitor at Morgan Cole, Cardiff, September 2004 - April 2008. Worked as a solicitor, associate and senior associate in the construction and engineering unit of Burges Salmon LLP, May 2008 to date. Partner at Burges Salmon 2015.


Society of Construction Law.


Attended Caldicot Comprehensive School (4 A Levels, 9 GCSEs), 1991-1999; studied at Cardiff University and obtained a first class degree in Law and Politics, 1999-2002; Studied LPC at Cardiff Law School 2002-03.

London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

Within: Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

Burges Salmon LLP has a strong record advising public and private sector clients in energy, transport, defence and social infrastructure projects under the leadership of Ian Salter . Mark Paterson continues to act for the MoD in the procurement of the Dreadnought and Astute class submarines as part of a significant defence programme, and Brioney Thomas assists the government of Wales on the delivery of the next Wales, Border Rail and Metro services. On the energy side, Ross Fairley  and Steven James  are currently intervening in high-profile, politically sensitive UK generation projets. The Department for Education appointed a group led by Matthew Ramus to handle the implementation of two new children's services trusts in Doncaster and Slough. Also notable is Lloyd James who continues to guide Costain through various highway projects including the M4 relief road in South Wales. Key contacts also include Keith Beattie and construction specialist Marcus Harling .

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Power (including electricity and renewables)

Within: Power (including electricity and renewables)

The cross-departmental power team at Burges Salmon LLP 'provides excellent and seamless service, has market-leading knowledge knowledge of the renewables sector and fields sizeable, responsive and innovative resources'. Corporate finance partner Jonathan Eves , construction specialist Lloyd James and Will Woodall 'are all experts in solar PV and energy storage deals' and 'go above and beyond to meet clients' expectations'. Along with highly sensitive and complex new-build nuclear mandates, the team - jointly spearheaded by 'true expert' Ross Fairley and Ian Salter - recently continues to advise Orsted on the Hornsea offshore wind farm, and acted for Maas Capital in its partnership with Solarplicity for the installation of rooftop solar facilities to feed housing associations across the UK. Also notable is Fairley's ongoing counsel to Wave Hub regarding marine, regulatory, real estate, construction, insurance and commercial contracts issues; and Gary Soloman and Julian Boswall continue to represent a local authority in its response to the proposed development of a new nuclear power station with a new connection grid.

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London: Real estate


Within: Construction

Regional firm Burges Salmon LLP¬†provides¬†‚Äėa very polished and sophisticated service,‚Äô with all members of the team splitting their time between London and the firm‚Äôs HQ in Bristol.¬† William Gard¬†heads the London construction team,¬†specialising in energy, transport and infrastructure projects. On the contentious side, Gard advised Costain on the ¬£3.8bn PFI-funded Greater Manchester Waste Project, and the design and construction contracts of the 42 waste facilities across 27 different sites therein. Recently promoted partner¬†Richard Adams¬†is ‚Äėclever and incisive.‚Äô On the non-contentious side, the team advised new client Highways England on the ¬£1.4bn A303 Stonehenge tunnel project.¬† Marcus Harling¬†(‚Äėvery experienced, smooth and sophisticated)¬†is acting for the The Crown Estate on a central London development and is leading the firm‚Äôs panel relationship with the Greater London Authority. Steven James¬†has ‚Äėexcellent client skills and a very good eye for what is and is not a good argument‚Äô; recent work includes advising a major water utility on an agreement between the client and a project company for a major infrastructure development, including the letting of three framework agreements. The team also has expertise in the renewables sector, particularly solar PV and energy storage deals; it is advising Marks and Spencer on the deployment of rooftop solar arrays across its stores.¬†Lloyd James¬†is a key contact.

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South West: Projects, energy and natural resources

Project finance and PFI

Within: Project finance and PFI

Burges Salmon LLP is well known throughout the region and nationally for its strength in major energy and infrastructure projects, with the team involved in many of the largest and most sensitive projects across the UK. Brioney Thomas is advising Abellio on all aspects, including funding, of rail and depot works for the East Anglia and West Midlands rail franchises. Thomas is also instructed by Transport for Wales. Also in the transport space, Lloyd James is acting for Costain Group in connection with the development of the M4 relief road in South Wales. Headed by Ian Salter, the team has unique expertise in nuclear energy projects. Gary Soloman is assisting Isle of Anglesey County Council with all aspects of its role in the development of a new nuclear power station at Wylfa. Mark Paterson is advising the Ministry of Defence in relation to the highly publicised Trident project. Additional contacts include William Gard, Keith Beattie, and Nathan Curtis.

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South West: Real estate


Within: Construction

The team at Burges Salmon LLP¬†can ‚Äėstand up to any national practice‚Äô. Headed by William Gard, the construction department is involved in many of the UK‚Äôs largest transport and energy infrastructure projects, and also has an experienced contentious practice. Indeed, Gard represented a household name UK retailer in long-running arbitration proceedings, which recently settled. On the non-contentious side, Gard advised Costain on the design and construction contracts for the Greater Manchester Waste Project, which comprises 42 waste facilities across 27 sites. The ‚Äėpragmatic and collegiate‚Äô Marcus Harling¬†advises The Crown Estate and various joint venture partners on the construction aspects of numerous London projects, including the 260,000¬†ft2 St. James‚Äôs Market mixed-use development. Lloyd James¬†is assisting Highways England with the procurement of construction contracts for its A303 Stonehenge expressway. The team is also engaged in a momentous national energy project. Senior associate Matthew Crossley¬†joined the team from TLT. Other key clients include Babcock, Hochtief and Engie.

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  • Restoring environmental damage: putting a price on ecosystem services

    On 7 August 2009 a 40-inch pipeline ruptured, spilling 5,400 cubic metres of crude oil into the soil and groundwater of La Crau nature reserve in southern France, a habitat protected under French and European law. The operator had to excavate and replace 60,000 tons of soil, install 70 wells to pump and treat groundwater and 25 pumps to skim oil from surface water, at a cost in the region of ‚ā¨50m. However, this was just the primary remediation (that is, restoring the site to the state it would have been if the damage had not occurred). The operator was also required to compensate for the damage to the habitats and the loss of the ecosystem services that would otherwise have been provided by La Crau nature reserve. Measures included purchasing land outside of the nature reserve and contributing to its management for a period of 30 years (over ‚ā¨1m), monitoring the water table for 20 years (over ‚ā¨500,000), monitoring fauna over three years (‚ā¨150,000) and rehabilitation in accordance with best available ecological techniques (nearly ‚ā¨2m). Overall, the compensatory restoration (to compensate for the amount of time that the ecosystem was impacted) and complimentary restoration (to compensate for elements of the ecosystem that had been permanently lost) came to more than ‚ā¨6.5m. ‚Ä©
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