Eversheds Sutherland

Planning Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for A national name with broad resources. Works with a prominent client base on all aspects of infrastructure and development planning. Areas of focus include the energy, transport and residential sectors. Routinely involved in a diverse array of matters ranging from renewable energy supply to new neighbourhoods.

Strengths A client says: "They're absolutely brilliant - they know their stuff and they get back to me right away."

One source observes: "They're so easy to work with, and I can just pick up the phone to them."

Work highlights Advised National Grid Viking Link on the environmental impact, compulsory acquisition and consenting aspects of its interconnector between the UK and Danish electricity networks.

Notable practitioners

Morag Thomson
advises on the planning elements of rail freight infrastructure and large residential development projects. Her recent work has involved development consent orders, planning examinations and Section 106 agreements.
"Morag Thomson is a highly motivated professional who provides clear leadership and works tirelessly with the client."

Stuart Andrews
concentrates largely on cross-border energy infrastructure and high-profile housing developments. He is experienced in urban regeneration and town centre projects which encompass a variety of different types of property.
"The way he applies his experience practically to what clients need is impressive.""Stuart Andrews is always a pleasure to work with."