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Winckworth Sherwood LLP

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Alex Dillistone

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Winckworth Sherwood LLP

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Senior associate

Alex is a public law, planning and environmental lawyer specialising in infrastructure and energy projects.

She has acted on many high-profile and politically sensitive matters and has particular expertise in drafting legislation, advising on legislative scope and conducting stakeholder negotiations. Recent areas include advising on the passage of the Infrastructure Act 2015 and revisions to the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive. She also has market-leading experience in advising on unconventional gas exploration.

Alex has worked extensively with Government and other regulatory bodies and is a former member of the Government Legal Service.


Trained Clifford Chance; qualified 2012, lawyer Department of Energy and Climate Change 2012-15, associate Winckworth Sherwood 2015-present


UK Environmental Law Association; Law Society of England and Wales

London: Public sector

Infrastructure (Parliamentary)

Within: Infrastructure (Parliamentary)

Winckworth Sherwood LLP’s team is, according to one client, ‘by far the best for promoting parliamentary bills and railway projects’. The group has core strengths in the transport sector, where work includes the promotion of railway infrastructure projects, the expansion and improvement of train stations, and the enhancement of line connections. Practice head Paul Irving stands out for his ‘endless knowledge, analytical ability and impeccable judgement’. Alison Gorlov, Hazel Anderson, who is noted for her ‘calmness in situations of crisis and excellent manners’, and senior associates Alex Dillistone and Jane Wakeham are the other key names.

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