Overview

Ian is a dispute resolution lawyer, a member of the transport and procurement groups and advises on international trade matters.

He is a specialist in rail regulatory issues having advised on legislative and compliance aspects of UK access and passenger rights, and on European law including the rail packages and their implementation in the UK. Ian has also advised bus companies and airports on compliance and disputes. He has extensive experience of rail industry dispute resolution including before the industry bodies, in the courts and in arbitration. 

In procurement, Ian advises both authorities and bidders on compliance and risk mitigation issues as well as, often urgent, challenges brought on technical matters in short timescales.

He regularly acts in public law disputes including judicial reviews.

Ian also leads Burges Salmon’s Brexit communications and advises on trade law issues for businesses operating in or trading with the UK.

Experience
  • Advising transport entities on emerging legislation and regulation including the European rail packages, The Passenger Rights Regulation, Public Service Contracts, Licencing, Access and Brexit.
  • Providing Brexit and post-Brexit trade advice to businesses preparing for future import/export compliance.
  • Acting in Judicial Reviews including in relation to the UK capacity market (as advocate for interested parties providing demand-side response) and in relation to GEMA/Ofgem’s decisions in relation to applications for the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme.
  • Advising on major procurement challenges (and judicial review) for procuring bodies including Eurostar (in relation to its new fleet) and NDA.
  • Advising bidder challengers on procurements for frameworks in (amongst others) the healthcare, water and waste sectors.  
  • Advising bidder challengers on the outcome of contract awards in relation to oversea development, communications services outsourcing and large scale engineering projects.  
  • Acting as advocate for Train Operating Companies in hearings at the Timetabling Panel, in Access Disputes Adjudications and appeals to the ORR. Contributing to the drafting of the industry Access Dispute Resolution Rules.
  • Acting for Train Operating Companies in arbitrations and high court appeals in relation to compensation for performance and restricted access