20 March 2014

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

The four promotions, effective from 1 May 2014, reflect the firm’s continued growth in key areas such as Banking, Financial Services, Food, Farming and Land and Employment.

Rachael Ruane becomes a partner in the firm's well-respected Banking and Finance practice. She joined Burges Salmon in October 2006 and advises on acquisition finance, corporate banking, securitisations and property finance with a particular focus on asset and project based financing, chiefly in the Transport and Energy sectors.

Tom Dunn becomes a partner specialising in Investment Funds and Financial Services. He joined the firm in March 2010 and advises a broad range of clients including financial institutions, investment funds, corporates and pension funds in relation to financial services regulation, investment funds and derivatives.

Luke Bowery becomes a partner in the firm’s Employment team. Luke joined Burges Salmon as a trainee solicitor in September 2002 and qualified into the Employment team in September 2004. He advises employers and employees in the public and private sectors on a full range of employment related matters including contractual terms, restructuring and collective redundancies, TUPE, employment tribunals, industrial relations and executive severance.

Burges Salmon’s senior partner, Alan Barr, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Rachael, Tom, and Luke to the partnership. Each of them is an exceptionally talented lawyer and will have a vital role to play in the ongoing growth of both the firm and their respective teams.

'These promotions demonstrate our commitment to the continued training and investment that we put into ensuring that we retain the best lawyers at Burges Salmon for the benefit of our clients.”

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