Eversheds Sutherland

Parliamentary & Public Affairs Department

UK-wide
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What the team is known for Multidisciplinary practice with a strong focus on important parliamentary agency work including the promotion and opposition of hybrid bills. Provides extensive experience advising on high-value energy projects and maintains a dedicated focus on infrastructure, advising on bills surrounding significant rail projects and port and harbour issues.

Strengths"They're thorough, responsive to questions and client needs, and give extremely succinct advice," observes an interviewee.

"They're down to earth and approachable while maintaining a high level of professionalism, and get back to you quickly," a source reports.

Work highlights Acted for Network Rail on the promotion of two Transport and Works Orders.

Notable practitioners


James O'Connor
routinely acts on a broad range of issues related to major projects within the transport sector. He is highlighted for his experience in matters related to rail infrastructure.
"He's commercially minded, careful and confident in expressing his judgement and advice." "He has the ability to explain issues in clear and simplistic terms."


Monica Peto
is a highly esteemed parliamentary agent who regularly promotes significant hybrid bills. She has further lauded strength in advising on legislative drafting and related matters.
"She's good at analysing issues and drafting legislative solutions. She can turn her hand to anything in terms of parliamentary drafting and related work." "She has a wealth of parliamentary knowledge coupled with a great brain."


Stephen Collings
has great capabilities in acting on high-profile infrastructure projects. He often advises on and promotes significant hybrid bills.
"Clients can rely on him to take a robust view of matters in their interest." "Stephen has a vast wealth of knowledge and gets into the detail of cases."