22 February 2024

This year’s round of partner promotions emphasises the progression of Burges Salmon’s exceptional talent along with its ambitious strategy for growth across a number of key areas including Real Estate, Private Wealth, Dispute Resolution, Pensions, and Transport.

Reinforcing Burges Salmon’s ongoing commitment to delivering an exceptional service to its clients, the firm’s 2024 partner promotions include:

Ros Harris - Real Estate

Ros specialises in renewable and low carbon energy projects with extensive experience in acting for developers, investors and funders at all points in the project life-cycle. She has particular expertise in advising on projects which cross over between the Energy & Utilities and Built Environment Sectors.

Tim Williams - Tax, Trusts, and Family

Tim is a private wealth lawyer who works with a broad range of clients including trustees, entrepreneurs and wealthy families, advising on complex succession and capital tax planning. He advises many landowners around the UK in relation to their estate planning, wealth and business structures, including partnerships, trusts and companies. Tim has a particular focus on development land matters, working with landowners alongside their real estate lawyers to achieve the best outcome for them and their families in succession and tax terms.

Caroline Brown - Dispute Resolution

Caroline specialises in the management of multi-claims litigation, banking & finance disputes, complex contract & misrepresentation claims, and professional negligence. Caroline has extensive experience in advising financial institutions, whether in the context of banking and finance disputes, or in claimant professional liability actions. She advises both claimants and defendants, including UK government, in dealing with large portfolios of high value and complex claims.

Chris Brown – Pensions

Chris advises pension trustees and companies on all pensions legal issues. His work includes pensions projects (such as bulk transfers, corporate restructuring, valuation negotiations, benefit design changes, regulatory investigations, liability management exercises and buy-ins/outs) and also ‘business as usual’ matters. He has a particular interest in providing strategic advice to employers (including on new solutions for pension provision coming out of the Pension Schemes Act 2021). Chris also leads and hosts our popular Pensions Pod podcast series.

Lydia Cullimore – Projects

Lydia specialises in advising clients in the transport sector on a broad range of complex, commercial arrangements. In particular, Lydia specialises in advising clients in the rail industry on rail regulation, passenger rail contracts and passenger operations, rail freight and rail infrastructure projects. Her work includes developing bespoke but practical solutions that address both the regulatory requirements and commercial outputs needed to deliver the best outcome.

Burges Salmon’s Managing Partner, Roger Bull, says: “I’m thrilled to announce the news of this year’s five new partner appointments. It’s particularly pleasing that all of them trained with the firm and to have seen them progress through the ranks to become partners is fantastic.

“Advising clients across a range of strategically important practices and sectors, Ros, Tim, Caroline, Chris and Lydia are all exceptional lawyers and each of them has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to nurturing client relationships and cultivating our firm's culture.

“Their promotions reflect our strategic vision for growth, along with our continued investment in exceptional talent and their contributions will be pivotal as we continue to grow.

“I’m excited to see all five new partners continue working alongside both business services and legal colleagues, who are committed to providing our clients with excellent client service."



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