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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Monica Peto

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Monica is a partner in our UK Planning team. She is a Roll A Parliamentary Agent and, as such, is qualified to promote and oppose Private Bills in the Westminster Parliament. She also promotes and opposes Bills in the Scottish Parliament. 

She specialises in public and transport law, planning and compulsory purchase law, particularly for ports and railways. She acts for Railtrack, Transport for London, harbour authorities and local authorities in the promotion of private Bills, transport and works orders and harbour orders.

Monica previously spent nine years as a parliamentary draftsperson in the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel, Whitehall drafting Government legislation including Bills relating to transport, education and local government.

Monica's recent experience includes acting for;

  • Network Rail in the promotion of the Network Rail (West Coast Main Line) Orders 2003 and 2004 and continuing to act in the promotion of the WCML Upgrade Project generally 
  • Transport for London as the promoting Parliamentary Agent for the Transport for London and the Transport for London (Supplementary Toll Provisions) Bills 
  • Transport for London as the promoting agent for the Thames Gateway Bridge project 
  • PD Teesport as the promoting agent for the harbour revision and transport and works orders to authorise the Northern Gateway Container Terminal at Teesside.

Monica is the joint author of Blackstone's 'Guide to the Transport and Works Act 1992' (Blackstone Press 1993), Blackstone's 'Guide to the Environment Act 1995' (Blackstone Press 1995) and the 'Law of Harbours, Coasts and Pilotage' (Lloyds Office, London Press 1997). She drafted the first model clauses for transport and works orders prescribed by Government under the Transport and Works Act 1992. 

Monica is a recommended individual in Chambers UK Legal Directory 2008 and is described as "intelligent, competent and pleasant to deal with" and "highly skilled when it comes to detailed complex matters" with "tremendous expertise" in drafting legislation.




London: Public sector

Infrastructure (parliamentary)

Within: Leading individuals

Monica Peto - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Within: Infrastructure (parliamentary)

Stephen Collings , James O’Connor , Stuart Andrews and Morag Thomson head the parliamentary and infrastructure team at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP . The team’s specialisms include the promotion of Bills in Parliament, legislative drafting (including Private Bills) and the promotion of or opposition to infrastructure projects. Clients include the Network Rail and the National Grid. ‘Seasoned negotiator’ Stephen Collings  leads the team acting for The Department for Transport and HS2 on all aspects of a hybrid bill to deliver the first part of the second phase of The High Speed 2 project. Other highlights included acting for TFL and London Underground on the promotion of a TWA Order to authorize the construction and operation of upgrade works at Camden Town and Bank underground stations. Monica Peto and Jessica Craven are also recommended.

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London: Real estate


Within: Planning

The team at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP is ‘very approachable and accessible’, with extensive knowledge and experience in residential and commercial property and a strong developer client base, including Barratt David Wilson Homes, the largest volume housebuilder in the UK. Stuart Andrews leads the team, which recently acted for Henley Camland, a development investment and delivery company working in partnership with Land Securities on the restructuring of the Ebbsfleet settlement; and acted for Third Energy on a fracking scheme at Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire. Senior associate Morag Roddick focuses on distribution, transport and mining projects along with major urban residential-led extension. Senior associates Karen Mutton and Laura-Beth Hutton are also recommended. Monica Peto stepped down from partnership, but remains at the firm as parliamentary agent.

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London: Transport


Within: Rail

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP’s multi-disciplinary rail team is active on the procurement, leasing and financing of rolling stock, rail regulation, rail and infrastructure projects, concession and franchise agreements, procurement and competition law. It is also particularly noted for its parliamentary infrastructure consenting and implementation expertise. DfT is a key client. Rail head Mark Brunton, Birmingham-based Anne Harris, Stephen Collings, Agnes Koko, parliamentary agent Monica Peto, planning partner James O’Connor and senior parliamentary clerk Darren White are stand-out members of the department.

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