Burges Salmon LLP

Construction Department

South West
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What the team is known for Powerful force in the market providing a broad range of clients with support on transactional and litigious matters. Regularly involved in big-ticket projects in an array of sectors, with particular areas of expertise including renewable and nuclear energy schemes, water infrastructure and major transport projects across the South West. Able to handle both domestic and international matters, with particular experience in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Strengths"The team takes the time to provide you with high-quality, business-minded legal advice which is directly presentable to top management," says a client.

Another adds: "They are always willing and available to provide advice within the necessary timeframe and often at very short notice."

Work highlights Assisted with producing a bank of precedent framework agreements, call-off contracts and ancillary documents for Merseyrail.

Notable practitioners


Marcus Harling
regularly advises on procurement and construction aspects of commercial developments and transport projects. He represents clients including developers, government bodies and universities.
"He is very commercial and a very strong lawyer."


Richard Adams
specialises in contentious construction issues, advising on major contractual disputes as well as claims for defects and delays. He has experience handling arbitration and adjudication proceedings as well as litigation.


Steven James
regularly acts for clients in various sectors on both transactions and disputes relating to major construction projects. He has experience advising on matters relating to nuclear and renewable energy sites as well as utilities and transport infrastructure.


William Gard
is head of the construction and engineering group as well as the firm's infrastructure team. He regularly advises contractors on contentious aspects of complex infrastructure projects, including energy, transport and utilities schemes.