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Burges Salmon LLP

Michael Barlow

Bristol, UK UK Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Environment
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Michael Barlow specialises in environmental litigation. He frequently represents public and private sector clients facing potential criminal prosecution, as well as in regulatory disputes with the Environment Agency. He also provides a wide range of compliance advice relating to waste, energy efficiency and water regulations.
"Michael is very client-centred. He never feels pushed into making a decision; he is very deliberate and good at knowing who needs to be involved at a particular time, saving the clients cost and time. He is also a great technical lawyer." "Very intelligent and commercially focused."
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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 also chairs the firm’s Energy, Power and Utilities group. 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

Career

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.

Publications

Contributed the water sector section to the PLC section on Net Zero. Michael lectures widely.

Personal

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

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Michael Barlow

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