Shoosmiths LLP - Gold Member
Our lawyers have over 30-years’ experience advising the UK rail industry, spanning from its privatisation through to landmark developments including High Speed Rail and Crossrail.
Shoosmiths’ national multi-disciplinary rail team has a proven track record supporting the rail sector. Our specialisms include advising on complex matters across rolling stock, freight, manufacturing, supply chains, major works and construction, property and rail regulatory matters.
The collaborative approach we take means we are able to provide market-leading legal expertise on all aspects of the rail industry, including real estate, dispute resolution and litigation, corporate and commercial, banking and finance, tax and regulation.
|Employee relations support||Framework compliance|
|Light rail projects||Public procurement|
|Rail asset finance||Rail freight and logistics|
|Rail infrastructure projects||Rail operations|
|Rail regulatory advice||Rail related disputes|
|Rail safety and incident response||Rail stations, depots and real estate|
|Rolling stock maintenance arrangements||Rolling stock manufacturing and supply arrangements|
|Spare part supply arrangements||Supply chain management|
Shaping the future of the rail industry
As well as helping to deliver some of the sector’s major infrastructure and station projects in recent years, our lawyers play a pivotal role in the network’s evolution.
The team has an intimate knowledge of current developments, including the transition to renewable energy, high-speed rail, Great British Railways and electrification. Our experts have and continue working on projects for clients including, Loram UK Limited, Alstom, Mutares, Porterbrook, Hitachi and many more.
Shoosmiths is committed to helping shape the future of the rail industry. Members of our team hold positions on the Rail Forum Midlands Board and have advised the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Department for Transport on matters impacting the rail sector.
Our pre-eminent knowledge of the sector is critical to being able to not only advise clients on legal matters, but guide them through a rail ecosystem that is undergoing significant economic, legislative and structural change.
We understand the importance of creating a reliable and integrated rail network and its potential benefits on the economy, society and environment.
That is why Shoosmiths has a multi-disciplinary rail team featuring 30 lawyers from across the UK – cementing our position as a long-term strategic advisors to the industry.
Michelle Craven-Faulkner leads the ‘very knowledgeable’ team at Shoosmiths LLP that is praised for its ‘specialist knowledge of the railway industry’ and it ‘really understands the industry’, say clients.
Legal 500 2023, Transport Rail
The team and especially Michelle Craven Faulkner are very knowledgeable on all aspects of rail. They listen to the customers’ requirements and adjust their approach accordingly.
Legal 500 2023, Commercial and Corporate East Midlands
The Shoosmiths team are a highly experienced team with deep knowledge and understanding of our business, really dedicated, and with strengths in various disciplines which we can rely on at any time.
Legal 500 2023 Corporate & Commercial
Profile last updated: 2023-06-19 09:07