DWF completes Caledonian Sleeper and ScotRail franchises for Transport Scotland

The Scottish construction, infrastructure and projects team at legal business DWF has advised Transport Scotland on the successful mobilisation of the Caledonian Sleeper and ScotRail franchises.

The team, led by Martin Gallaher, advised Transport Scotland on all aspects of procurement and contractualisation for the new £6.5bn ScotRail franchise and the £375m Caledonian Sleeper franchise.

Martin Gallaher, construction, infrastructure and projects partner at DWF, said: “It’s great to see the implementation of the new ScotRail and Sleeper franchises. These projects are of national significance and will transform rail connectivity in Scotland.”

DWF has a strong track record delivering infrastructure in the transport sector having worked on high profile projects, such as the Mersey Gateway DBFO Project and Edinburgh Trams. The team advises on the full range of transport sector issues, including developments, franchising, infrastructure, funding and operations.  

Suzanne Moir who leads DWF’s Construction, Infrastructure and Projects Team in Scotland said: “We have a great team in place with first-rate transport sector experience which has been, further strengthened by recent lateral hires and the promotion of Isobel Reid (contentious and non-contentious construction) to senior associate. These appointments not only strengthen our rail offering but add key capabilities across our construction, infrastructure and projects practice.”

Martin Gallaher

Partner - Head of Public Sector (Scotland)

As a Partner in the Construction and Infrastructure team, I work for public and private sector clients on infrastructure and project related matters.

Suzanne Moir


As a Partner in the Construction and Infrastructure Team I work with public and private clients on infrastructure and project related matters, including PPP/ PFI and NPD projects.