Led by Tony Norris, Geldards LLP’s ‘hugely respected’ team has justifiably earned a reputation in the market as the ‘go-to specialists for major public sector infrastructure projects in Wales’ and is growing its’ reputation in England. (Legal 500, 2021)
Infrastructure projects require in-depth understanding and knowledge across a range of sectors, as well as the technical skills to analyse and allocate complex risks. We have this expertise across our specialist legal team with comprehensive experience in both the private and public sector – a critical factor which sets us apart from many others.
We are committed to delivering practical, commercial, and innovative (non-contentious and contentious) solutions to you across all aspects of your projects. Our experience and expertise has been developed and applied across:
- Transport infrastructure –particularly rail and highways.
- Telecoms – especially fibre broadband.
- Waste management, energy from waste and water utility infrastructure.
- Advice on some of the UK’s largest regeneration projects.
- Public Infrastructure – we are one of only 5 firms to have a place on the all Wales Public Sector Framework’s MIM panel
Our commercial awareness means that we have a thorough understanding of the numerous challenges that can arise in these projects, and we work hard to stay on top of the ever-changing landscape. We understand that complex and large-scale infrastructure projects have competing commercial, strategic, technical, and geographic demands, but they are also subject to a range of political factors that can shape and impact the outcomes. We identify the various threads that run through a project and weave them together through the project documents to ensure the many business issues and inherent risks associated with these complex projects are controlled and the project runs smoothly.
We have an established reputation for successfully advising complex infrastructure projects even where there are significant political sensitivities, for example in relation to the various objections to the M4 Relief Road; to the financial and reputational risks involved in supporting the much-debated Circuit of Wales proposal; and more recently, the feasibility of the proposed gigaplant development in south west Wales.
Our broad team of specialists can provide you with the insight that comes from offering a truly integrated service, from the planning and development to the requiring, funding and delivering stages. We will guide you through the difficult issues on these complex transactions so that you can achieve your objectives on time and within budget.