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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

1 WOOD STREET, CHEAPSIDE, LONDON, EC2V 7WS, ENGLAND
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Stephen Collings

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Stephen is a Partner and Parliamentary Agent in the UK Planning Team. As a "Roll A" Parliamentary Agent he is qualified to promote and oppose Private Bills in the Westminster Parliament.

Stephen was formerly a partner with Rees & Freres. Stephen joined Rees & Freres in 2000 from the Legal Department of London Regional Transport where he was Parliamentary Solicitor.

Stephen joined LRT in 1989 and was engaged in the promotion of numerous private Bills and TWA Orders authorising infrastructure projects. He now acts for Network Rail, TfL including DLRL and LUL, local authorities and objectors on a wide range of issues including TWA Orders and other statutory orders; compulsory purchase, land compensation; highway law including highway schemes, listed building and related town and country planning issues; open space, green belt and other issues affecting the promotion and implementation of public transport infrastructure projects.

Specific projects that Stephen is currently working on include acting for Crossrail Limited in connection with the implementation of the Crossrail project. Stephen is also acting for both onshore and offshore wind farm developers in connection with the consenting of wind farms and associated infrastructure. Stephen is also advising in connection with a number of other railway infrastructure projects on behalf of major transport undertakers.

Stephen is  advising HS2 Limited, the company established by the Department of Transport to develop plans for high speed railway links between London, the West Midlands and beyond. Stephen is also currently engaged in the promotion of private legislation in the Westminster Parliament.

Stephen is a recommended individual in the most recent Chambers UK Legal Directory in the field of Parliamentary Agency 

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London: Public sector

Infrastructure (parliamentary)

Within: Leading individuals

Stephen Collings - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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.

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: Transport

Rail

Within: Rail

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP’s multi-disciplinary rail team is active on the procurement, leasing and financing of rolling stock, rail regulation, rail and infrastructure projects, concession and franchise agreements, procurement and competition law. It is also particularly noted for its parliamentary infrastructure consenting and implementation expertise. DfT is a key client. Rail head Mark Brunton, Birmingham-based Anne Harris, Stephen Collings, Agnes Koko, parliamentary agent Monica Peto, planning partner James O’Connor and senior parliamentary clerk Darren White are stand-out members of the department.

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