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Sarah Keir, Lawyer, Regulatory

Sarah Keir, Lawyer, Regulatory, Fieldfisher

I have more than 15 years of experience advising in the rail sector, including passenger operators, freight operators and government authorities. I was a senior in-house lawyer at a multinational public transport company for a number of years.

Significant experience includes advising rail operators and others on: negotiation of major operational contracts; resolution of disputes; providing general legal advice regarding day-to-day operations; all aspects of the franchising and procurement processes; and liaising and negotiating with key stakeholders (including Network Rail and the ROSCOs).

Although my focus has been predominantly the provision of legal advice, I also have extensive knowledge of commercial bid operations, strengthened by my membership of various bid governance/steering bodies during recent years.