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Jane Wakeham

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Winckworth Sherwood LLP

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Transport and Infrastructure


Senior associate

Jane practiced at the common law bar for 5 years before spending 14 years in industry. Since joining Winckworth Sherwood in May 2005, Jane has been involved in a variety of contentious and non-contentious work, mainly on behalf of public bodies. Jane joined the Parliamentary and Planning team in August 2006 and has since assisted on a range of infrastructure projects.

Jane has recently been involved on applications for Development Consent and Transport and Works Act Orders to authorise new railway infrastructure, including a number of promotions on behalf of Network Rail Infrastructure Limited, such as the Network Rail (Ordsall Chord) Order 2015, Network Rail (Ipswich Chord) Order 2012 and Network Rail (Nuneaton North Chord) Order 2010.


Pupillage with Augustus Ullstein QC and Judith Parker QC 1985-5; barrister Chambers of Sir Ian Percival QC and Antonio Bueno QC 1985-90; Company Secretary Surrey Roll Leaf Limited 1990-93; Managing Director Surrey Roll Leaf Limited 1993-2004; Executive Assistant to Managing Director People Intelligence Limited 2005-2005; barrister Winckworth Sherwood 2005-present

London: Public sector

Infrastructure (parliamentary)

Within: Next generation lawyers

Jane Wakeham - 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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