Burges Salmon LLP

William Gard

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Practice Areas

Will is a chartered civil engineer as well as a solicitor, practising arbitrator and adjudicator and has over 30 years' infrastructure projects experience. Will specialises in engineering and infrastructure projects procurement and dispute resolution. He has particular expertise in the design, construction and operation of energy, water, utilities, transport and other infrastructure projects. Will’s practice includes advising on the merits of potential claims to troubleshooting on complex projects and ultimately formal proceedings if necessary. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Will is also a specialist in arbitration and adjudication and leads the firm's Arbitration and Adjudication practice area. He has been appointed as adjudicator/arbitrator on over 100 occasions over the last 20 years. Will is the immediate post Chairman of the Technology and Construction Solicitors' Association and sits on the Committee.


Chartered Civil engineer 1991; Solicitor 1995; partner Bevan Ashford 1998; partner Burges Salmon 2003 to date.

Professional Memberships

Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers; Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.


Member of Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews and Burnham and Berrow Golf Club.