Eversheds Sutherland

James O'Connor

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James O’Connor is a Partner in the national Parliamentary & Infrastructure Consenting team at Eversheds Sutherland. James is experienced in providing advice to major infrastructure stakeholders on all aspects of the development, consenting and implementation of major infrastructure projects throughout the UK across a range of sectors including Transport, Energy and Ports.

James has advised key infrastructure providers on the development and environmental assessment of infrastructure projects so to deliver planning and compulsory acquisition consents through a variety of regimes including the promotion of hybrid Bills, Development Consent Orders, TWA Orders and Harbour Orders. James also advises on highways law, the carrying out of operational development with the benefit of permitted development rights, listed building and related town and country planning issues, open space and other issues affecting the promotion of major infrastructure projects. James advises infrastructure providers on the implementation of their consented developments including the operation of statutory powers and planning consents and the exercise of compulsory acquisition powers.

James’ experience includes advising infrastructure providers on both the consenting and implementation of national, regional and local railway and tram projects, nuclear and renewable energy generation projects plus the delivery of new and enhanced port facilities.