Burges Salmon LLP

Michael Barlow

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Practice Areas

Advises both public and private sector clients on all aspects of UK and EU environmental law. Michael has particular experience in issues relating to water law and leads the firm’s cross-departmental Water sector team. He has significant experience of contentious work (both criminal and civil) and regulatory compliance. Also deals with sustainable development and has been very involved in the development of energy efficiency policy.


Trainee at Burges Salmon 1994-96, assistant solicitor 1996-2000; assistant solicitor at Bevan Ashford 2000-01; associate at Burges Salmon 2001-2009; partner 2009.

Professional Memberships

The Law Society of England and Wales; UK Environmental Law Association.


Regularly writes articles for 'In-House Lawyer', 'Environmental Liability' and 'Environmental Information Bulletin', and lectures widely.


Attended University of Bristol (1991 BA Classics); University of West of England (1992-94 CPE and LPC). Leisure interests include running, hockey, tennis.