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Winckworth Sherwood LLP

MINERVA HOUSE, 5 MONTAGUE CLOSE, LONDON, SE1 9BB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7593 5000
Fax:
Fax 020 7593 5099
DX:
156810 LONDON BRIDGE-6
Email:
Web:
www.wslaw.co.uk
London, Manchester, Oxford

Paul Irving

Tel:
Work 020 7593 5021
Email:
Web:
www.wslaw.co.uk/
Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Work Department

Parliamentary, transport and infrastructure.

Position

Partner: Paul specialises in advising on and drafting legislation relating to railways, harbours, energy schemes and other public infrastructure. He also advises on negotiations and drafting of protective provisions and undertakings for both promoters and objectors and has extensive knowledge of transport, human rights, planning, compulsory purchase, compensation and environmental law. Relevant work also includes drafting byelaws and advising on constitutional matters for harbour authorities and other statutory bodies.

Career

Pupillage with David Oliver QC & John Martineau at 13 Old Square, Lincoln's Inn 1985-86; joined Winckworth Sherwood 1986; re-qualified as a solicitor 1991; Roll A Parliamentary agent 1992; partner Winckworth Sherwood 1992-todate.

Member

Law Society of England & Wales; Society of Parliamentary Agents (secretary 1996-2002, president 2004-06)

Education

Oxford University


London: Public sector

Infrastructure (parliamentary)

Within: Leading individuals

Paul Irving - Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Within: Infrastructure (parliamentary)

Winckworth Sherwood LLP has 'great bench strength' in the promotion of infrastructure projects and drafting and promoting legislation, particularly private bills and other statutory authorisations and delegated legislation. The team is particularly noted for its work in the promotion of projects relating to railways and harbours, and advising on hybrid bills for central government to authorise HS2, Crossrail and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link. Key advisers include practice head Paul Irving, Alison Gorlov, Hazel Anderson, Alex Dillistone and Jane Wakeham.

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London: Transport

Rail

Within: Leading individuals

Paul Irving - Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Within: Rail

Winckworth Sherwood LLP focuses on the planning, promotion and statutory authorisation of major rail projects. It advises on a range of issues such as compulsory purchase, compensation, property issues, consultation, environmental impact assessments, planning and statutory procedures. The team advised the DfT and HS2 Ltd on the promotion of the Bill to construct and operate the proposed high-speed railway between London and Birmingham; Phase One of HS2, and is now instructed on further Bills to construct and operate Phases 2A and 2B of the project. Department head Paul Irving is 'very experienced' in advising on, and drafting legislation relating to railways.

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