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Bircham Dyson Bell (BDB) LLP and Pitmans LLP merged on 1 December 2018 to become BDB Pitmans LLP. More details can be found here

Rail

Our rail team not only understands the complexities and challenges faced by the industry but shares its enthusiasm for a bright future for our railways.

Sectors and Services
Planning, Infrastructure and Regeneration

We regularly advise the UK rail industry’s major players and can help you with the law, strategy, public policy, public affairs and communications issues relating to:

Infrastructure Enhancements

We have been involved with virtually every contemporary railway and light railway project in England and offer the very best experience of major project promotion.

Our specialist team can guide you through a myriad of issues including:

  • Consultation
  • Planning
  • Environment
  • Public procurement
  • Rail regulation
  • Project finance
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Real estate
  • Parliamentary procedure

Whether you are a network owner / operator, a train or freight operating company, a local authority, a PTE, a government agency, a developer or a heritage railway, we are ready to help you plan and deliver your railway project.

Industry Reform

Rail policy is entering a period of change that is, arguably, the most significant since privatisation. Not only is there a significant emphasis on cost reduction but an increase in new forms of relationships. With our specialist public policy and public affairs practitioners we can advise you on the evolving policy landscape, its implications for your business and how you can seek to contribute to this process.

Employment and Industrial Relations

Industrial action can have serious implications for an employer’s business and reputation. Preventing it requires rapid specialist legal action by experienced lawyers. Equally, protecting employers against the ever changing demands of employment laws demands robust and practical legal advice set in the context of the industry.

Our recent work includes:

  • Advising on the TUPE implications of changes to railway franchises; and
  • Advising on numerous employment and industrial relations issues for ATOC, various train operating companies and network operators

We can also advise on the implications of Brexit on Infrastructure planning.

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London and Cambridge Offices

London Westminster
50 Broadway, London
SW1H 0BL

London City
107 Cheapside, London
EC2V 6DN

Cambridge
51 Hills Road, Cambridge
CB2 1NT

Reading and Southampton Offices

Reading, Castle Street
47 Castle Street Berkshire,
Reading RG1 7SR

Reading, The Anchorage
34 Bridge Street Berkshire,
Reading RG1 2LU

Southampton, The Avenue
46 The Avenue Southampton
Southampton SO17 1AX

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