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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Stuart Andrews

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Stuart is a specialist planning lawyer and leads the National Planning Team at Eversheds LLP. He is a dual qualified town planner and solicitor and is both a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Law Society Planning Panel.

His experience includes major town centre schemes, large urban regeneration projects and strategic residential development proposals. He has particular expertise in the promotion of redevelopment projects involving complex compulsory purchase orders, substantial highway orders and associated environmental assessment. This experience has involved the conduct of major development projects through application, appeal and other proceedings. Stuart is an experienced advocate and has extensive experience in the negotiation and drafting of complex planning agreements. He also has considerable experience of all aspects of appeal court proceedings, including judicial review.

His recent experience includes advising in connection with the Section 106 Agreement required for the £1.4bn regeneration of Elephant and Castle, the promotion of an outline planning application scheme for the redevelopment of the former RAF Uxbridge site, the redevelopment of Twickenham Station, the conduct of conjoined appeal proceedings in connection with proposed urban extensions to Daventry totalling some 10,000 dwellings and advising on the proposed sustainable urban extension of some 5,500 houses to the south east of Milton Keynes.

Stuart is described in Chambers as being singled out for combining "outstanding legal and commercial good sense with an approachable manner" and by competitors as "… one of the people I would least like to see on the other side at an Inquiry". He is consistently listed in the top 5 planning lawyers in the UK by Planning magazine.




London: Public sector

Infrastructure (parliamentary)

Within: Infrastructure (parliamentary)

Stephen Collings , James O’Connor , Stuart Andrews and Morag Thomson head the parliamentary and infrastructure team at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP . The team’s 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. ‘Seasoned negotiator’ 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.

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London: Real estate


Within: Planning

The team at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP is ‘very approachable and accessible’, with extensive knowledge and experience in residential and commercial property and a strong developer client base, including Barratt David Wilson Homes, the largest volume housebuilder in the UK. Stuart Andrews leads the team, which recently acted for Henley Camland, a development investment and delivery company working in partnership with Land Securities on the restructuring of the Ebbsfleet settlement; and acted for Third Energy on a fracking scheme at Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire. Senior associate Morag Roddick focuses on distribution, transport and mining projects along with major urban residential-led extension. Senior associates Karen Mutton and Laura-Beth Hutton are also recommended. Monica Peto stepped down from partnership, but remains at the firm as parliamentary agent.

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