Video: How to become a projects lawyer

An in-depth look at the hot practice area of Brexit Britain

With Britain gearing up for a wave of infrastructure investment under Theresa May, Legal Cheek Careers teamed with Burges Salmon to host a discussion for students interested in pursuing a career in this area.

On the panel was partner Nick Churchward, who specialises in energy and waste, Marcus Walters, who specialises in infrastructure projects, projects expert Rupert Lugg, rail specialist Richard Hughes, and energy and environment solicitor Sarah Raby. Legal Cheek publisher Alex Aldridge chaired the discussion (which can be viewed in full in the video above).

Topics covered include the opportunities that are likely to present themselves to young lawyers working in this area, the branches of projects law that look set to be the hottest, the different methods of financing projects, and the effect of Brexit on the wider sector. The lawyers also give their advice to students hoping to follow in their footsteps.

Afterwards, during the drinks and networking session at Burges Salmon’s stunning Bristol office, we caught up with some of the 90+ student attendees to hear about what they made of the session.

Further reading

Always looking out for the next big thing: my life as a projects lawyer [Legal Cheek Careers]