Our dedicated lawyers have over 30 years experience in this niche area of property law and are at the cutting edge of developments in the rail sector, keeping close tabs on current industry frameworks in terms of regulation, track, station, depot and health & safety issues. We advise our clients in the railway industry on a complex range of legal issues arising from rail privatisation.
The team has a wealth of expertise and experience in providing a high-quality service in respect of the full range of advice and services including:
- Development projects
- Railway property acquisitions, sales and access agreements including in relation to transfers to the Highways Authorities under compulsory powers
- Leases of railway property including retail units at stations
- Joint ventures
- Advising on the railway regulatory regime pursuant to the Railways Acts
We also specialise in railway infrastructure developments.
The team has expertise in advising on and processing applications under the regulatory railway regime required in the development and sale of railway property, including access agreements, station change, minor modifications, network change and applications to the Office of Rail Regulation for approval and registration of documents.
The firm has also provided property support work in the form of drafting undertaking and bilateral agreements to meet objector’s concerns both for Network Rail and other transport undertakers such as Docklands Light Railway and Transport for London.
We aim not only to solve specific problems but also to work towards achieving overall objectives.