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Burges Salmon LLP

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Bristol, Edinburgh, 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 is noted for its expertise in the transport, energy and defence sectors, and is often instructed by the Ministry of Defence. The team is regularly involved in the procuring, developing and funding of nuclear power and rail projects, and also advises on renewable energy, water, and waste-management related matters. Ian Salter heads up the Bristol-based practice, which also comprises of Mark Paterson and Keith Beattie, who are both able to provide comprehensive advice in a variety of industries. Matthew Ramus had a busy year in the education and defence area, while Lloyd James was involved in several energy and highways construction projects. Brioney Thomas is noted for her rail expertise.

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London: Real estate

Contruction: non-contentious

Within: Contruction: non-contentious

Burges Salmon LLP's practice, which has a focus on sectors such as national infrastructure, nuclear and renewable energy and transport, is led by William Gard. Another key member of the practice is Lloyd James who has expertise in matters relating to waste management, minerals and mining and transport infrastructure. James was lead partner advising Costain on the £1.3bn relief road project in South Wales. Another notable name is Steven James, who was lead partner advising HSBC and Bank Leumi on the £125m refinancing of a retirement village portfolio.

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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 €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 €1m), monitoring the water table for 20 years (over €500,000), monitoring fauna over three years (€150,000) and rehabilitation in accordance with best available ecological techniques (nearly €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 €6.5m. 

    - Burges Salmon LLP

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