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Winckworth Sherwood LLP

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London, Manchester, Oxford

Alison Gorlov

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Winckworth Sherwood LLP

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Local and Central Government, Parliamentary.


Partner: Alison has over 30 years’ experience of the promotion of private legislation for a wide variety of public and private sector bodies to confer particular statutory powers or authorise infrastructure. Associated with this, she regularly prepares and negotiates related agreements and similar documents dealing with implementation. By far the majority of the infrastructure projects with which she has been involved are connected with or form an integral part of regeneration schemes. Alison advises on negotiations and drafting of protective provisions and undertakings for both promoters and objectors. These frequently go beyond the stage of provisions in the legislation and are detailed development agreements. Alison also has extensive knowledge of public law issues, regulatory regimes, human rights, transport, compulsory purchase and compensation and related areas of planning and environmental law. Apart from private legislation, Alison is a legislative draftsman. As a member of the firm’s team on the Scottish Parliament’s external legislative drafting panel and acting in a similar capacity for the Northern Ireland Assembly she has been responsible for drafting a variety of Member’s Bills and related drafting work.


Trained Winckworth Sherwood; qualified 1975; assistant solicitor 1975-78; partner 1978-date; Roll A Parliamentary Agent 1978.


Law Society England and Wales.

London: Public sector

Infrastructure (parliamentary)

Within: Leading individuals

Alison Gorlov - Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Within: Infrastructure (parliamentary)

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.

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London: Transport


Within: Rail

Winckworth Sherwood LLP¬†‚Äėexcels‚Äô across the promotion, planning and statutory authorisation of complex rail projects. Its expertise includes compulsory purchase, real estate, planning and environmental issues. Among the team; Hazel Anderson¬†specialises in infrastructure planning; Alison Gorlov¬†has ‚Äėextensive experience‚Äô; Simon Livesey¬†is experienced in property matters; senior associate Jane Wakeham¬†regularly advises on authorisation of railway schemes; and senior associate Alex Dillistone¬†is also recommended. Paul Irving¬†leads the department.

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