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6 September 2022 | Firm News | Article by Aled Walters

Hugh James wins place on specialist Rail Law framework

We are proud to have been appointed to deliver Rail Law services via the Crown Commercial Service’s new Public Sector Legal Services framework.

The four-year contract will enable the firm to deliver services to transport and rail clients in the wider UK public sector, in areas including rail transport law, rolling stock, planning and authorisation, and projects and infrastructure.

Hugh James is one of only ten law firms across the UK to have been appointed to this prestigious lot, which is testament to the strength of its dedicated Rail team.

The team, led by Partner Aled Walters, supports rail operators and the wider rail industry on a broad range of areas involving their commercial activities, infrastructure projects and real estate. The team comprises experts from across Hugh James’ specialist legal teams, all of whom have considerable experience representing major operators, franchisees and contractors.

The firm has also been appointed, via a separate Lot under this framework, to deliver services to the wider public sector in England and Wales, in areas including property and construction, social housing, child law, education, planning and environment, licensing, litigation/dispute resolution, intellectual property, pensions and employment.

Aled Walters, Partner and Head of the Rail team, said:

“We are absolutely thrilled with this appointment and winning a place on the framework formally acknowledges the top profile work that the Hugh James Rail team has delivered in the sector.”

Author bio

Aled Walters


Aled Walters is a corporate, M&A and commercial partner who heads the commercial team. Aled advises on corporate and commercial matters, often advising on complex and high-value commercial agreements. He has significant experience advising on complex contracts and deals with a multi-jurisdictional dimension.

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