Burges Salmon LLP

John Houlden

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Practice Areas

Advises on procurement, state aid, projects, competition and regulatory issues on a number of major projects. Clients include the Home Office, Department for Health and Social Care, Eurostar, FirstGroup, the Ministry of Defence, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Ofcom, Affinity Water, Department for Education, Environment Agency, United Kingdom Research and Innovation, Highways England, National Trust and Babcock.


Trained Burges Salmon; qualified 1999; partner 2008.

Professional Memberships

Board member of the Procurement Lawyers Association; member of UK State Aid Lawyers Association.


Has been published in 'Public Procurement Law Review'.


Educated at University of Leeds (BA Hons); College of Law (Dip Law; 20+ years PQE). Speaks French and enjoys sports and theatre.