27 March 2019

Burges Salmon is pleased to announce that it has made up five new partners from within the firm.

The five promotions, effective from 1 May 2019, reflect the firm’s continued growth in key areas including Pensions Disputes, Banking, Rail, Corporate Finance and Real Estate Disputes.

Suzanne Padmore becomes a partner in the firm’s Pensions Disputes team. Suzanne specialises in pensions disputes, pensions regulatory investigations, professional negligence and judicial review relating to pensions..

A rail sector specialist in the firm’s Projects department, new partner Chris Simms joined Burges Salmon in 2017 from his previous role as the head of legal and compliance at Abellio. Prior to this, he spent five years as an in-house legal adviser at the Office of Rail and Road. Chris has extensive experience of advising on complex rail infrastructure projects and the rail regulatory framework.

Having trained at Burges Salmon, Katie Allen becomes a partner in the firm’s Banking team and is a specialist in real estate finance and hotel finance. Katie acts for both lenders (clearing and investment banks and debt funds) and borrowers on both syndicated and bilateral loans.

A new partner in the firm’s Corporate Finance team, Tim Redman has over ten years’ experience across the full range of corporate transactional and advisory work. Tim advises clients across a broad range of sectors and has a particular focus on infrastructure transactions.

Chris Preston becomes a partner in the firm’s Real Estate Disputes team. He acts for clients across all sectors on contentious and risk management issues relating to their real estate portfolios. Chris has particular experience and expertise in acting for real estate development and retail clients, and also regularly acts for landowners on telecoms issues.

Burges Salmon’s Managing Partner, Roger Bull, says: “We are fiercely proud of our independence at Burges Salmon. One of the key benefits of our strategy is that it provides us with the chance to invest in our firm’s future by giving our people genuine opportunities for career progression, and by allowing us to promote extremely talented people.

“Our mission is ambitious: to be an exceptional law firm for our clients and an exceptional place to work for our people. I am therefore delighted to announce these five exceptional partner promotions from within the firm. I am very much looking forward to working alongside all of them to deliver the continued success of our firm.”

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