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Winckworth Sherwood LLP

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Paul Irving

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Winckworth Sherwood LLP

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Parliamentary, transport and infrastructure.


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.


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.


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


Oxford University

London: Public sector

Infrastructure (parliamentary)

Within: Leading individuals

Paul Irving - 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: Leading individuals

Paul Irving - Winckworth Sherwood LLP

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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