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Bircham Dyson Bell's team includes¬†four Roll A parliamentary agents. Clients include Transport for London, London Luton Airport Limited and the National Audit Office. In the past 12 months, the team has acted for a wide range of parties affected by HS2 Phase 2 including BMW, London Zoo and Birmingham City Council. The team has also promoted private bills for the New Southgate Cemetery and the Middle Level Commissioners.¬†¬†David Mundy¬† is a ‚Äėshrewd tactician‚Äô and Angus Walker¬† is ‚Äėhighly recommended‚Äô. Tom Henderson¬† and Monika Weglarz¬† are also names to note.

Stephen Collings¬†,¬†James O‚ÄôConnor¬†,¬†Stuart Andrews¬†and¬†Morag Thomson¬†head the parliamentary and infrastructure team at¬†Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP¬†. The team‚Äôs 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. ‚ÄėSeasoned negotiator‚Äô 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.

The team at¬†Pinsent Masons LLP¬†¬†regularly provides advice on government policy and parliamentary legislation which affects their clients‚Äô business interests. Such clients include University of London, Port of Tilbury and Heathrow Airport.¬†¬†Robbie Owen¬†¬†is acting¬†for the University of London on a private Bill to facilitate the establishment of its colleges and research institutes as universities in their own right. He also heads the team advising TFL on obtaining statutory authorisation under the Planning Act 2008 for the Silvertown Tunnel. Also recommended are the ‚Äėhardworking and intelligent‚Äô Francis Tyrrell¬†, Richard Bull,¬†for his ‚Äėdeep knowledge of parliamentary procedure‚Äô, and Duncan O‚ÄôConnor¬†.

Sharpe Pritchard LLP's highlights included acting for Warwickshire County Council and the London Borough of Camden Council in the petition against the HS2 Bill in the House of Lords. Partners Alastair Lewis¬†and Emyr Thomas¬†are both Roll A Parliamentary agents and are commended for being ‚Äėbrilliant, personable and knowledgeable‚Äô. Aidan Dickinson¬† became a partner.

The team at¬†¬†Winckworth Sherwood LLP¬†specialises in promoting major infrastructure projects as well as drafting and promoting legislation in Parliament. It¬† ‚Äėprovides an excellent level of¬†service in terms of industry knowledge, advice, accuracy and experience‚Äô. Work highlights include working jointly with Eversheds Sutherland to advise the Department of Transport and HS2 on the promotion of Phase 1 and Phase 2A of the high speed railway line with Paul Irving¬† as the lead partner and advising on Network Rail‚Äôs project to improve rail linkage from Edinburgh to Glasgow. Partners Alison Gorlov¬†, Hazel Anderson¬† and Senior Associates Jane Wakeham¬†, Alex Dillistone¬† are others to note.

Headed by Partners Mark Richards and Adam Dann, the infrastructure team at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP  assists a broad range of clients  across the transport and infrastructure industries including aviation, rail, road and shipping. Others to note include Deborah Greenwood and Christian Drage .

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