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Transport: Rail

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What the team is known for

Prominent team with strong expertise in franchising. Also offers noteworthy experience in rolling stock matters and infrastructure projects. Regularly works with large clients including manufacturers, owners and financiers. Also called upon by public sector bodies. Additional strength in rail regulatory work.

Work highlights

Advised Northern Trains on a range of commercial and regulatory matters following its takeover of the Northern franchise from Arriva.

Notable practitioners

Suzanne Tarplee advises clients in both the public and private sectors. She has notable expertise in rail franchising contracts and rolling stock transactions, as well as regulatory matters.
"She works incredibly hard and is superb on the relationship side. You really feel that she is on our side and guiding us in the best way possible."

Tammy Samuel has extensive experience advising an international roster of manufacturers, operators and public bodies on rolling stock procurement and franchising matters. She also has additional expertise in infrastructure development.
"Tammy Samuel is a tour de force. She is very driven with a sense of purpose."

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Overview

Our rail team combines first-class legal skills, unbeatable commitment to our clients, outstanding market knowledge and genuine commercial understanding. Being at the table with the industry means we have unique insights from all perspectives. This benefits our clients, who comprise some of the most significant stakeholders in the industry.

Our team acts for private sector operators and owning groups, public bodies, financiers, lessors, industry bodies, infrastructure owners, manufacturers and maintainers and includes lawyers who have worked in or been seconded to the industry (including to General Counsel roles in both of High Speed 1 and High Speed 2).

We can help you with:

  • franchise agreements and concessions (including direct awards)
  • mobilisations and demobilisations
  • competition issues
  • infrastructure procurement, ownership, operation and maintenance
  • access agreements and options
  • stations, depots and adjacent property
  • rolling stock procurement, operation, leasing and maintenance
  • signalling arrangements
  • employment, unions and pensions
  • joint ventures
  • planning and environmental issues
  • procurement and regulation
  • real estate and construction
  • intellectual property rights and protection
  • dispute resolution

Members

Samuel, Tammy (Head of Department)

Tarplee, Suzanne (Head of Department)

Barton, Graeme

Fodey, Darren

Marks, Lisa

Transport: Rail

Stephenson Harwood LLP

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Location

1 Finsbury Circus

London

Greater London

UK

EC2M 7SH

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Transport: Rail


Suzanne Tarplee
Band 2
Tammy Samuel
Band 1