Our Parliamentary team complements our strong offerings from across the firm, calling on expertise from a number of areas including transport, planning, environment, employment, regulatory, government & public sector.
Led by lawyers recognised consistently by both Chambers UK and Legal 500, we have the breadth and depth of experience required to help advise you on a wide range of matters which require both complex legal expertise and political sensitivity.
Where appropriate, our Parliamentary team draws on legal expertise from across the firm to provide wider contextual advice on particular proposals.
We have provided a range of advisory services on Scottish parliamentary and constitutional issues, including further devolution and independence question-related matters.
We can provide support on a wide range of parliamentary and public affairs matters, including:
Monitoring proposed legislation for matters which could affect your interests
Advising on the legal and commercial implications of proposed legislation
Drafting and vetting briefing papers, press releases and letters to Ministers, MPs, MSPs, MEPs, and stakeholders
Drafting and vetting responses to public consultations
Advising on parliamentary and judicial procedures for challenges to proposed legislation
Drafting objections to proposed Bills, Orders and proposed exercise of compulsory acquisition powers
Assisting with preparation for your appearance or representing you at stakeholder meetings, at public inquiries and before parliamentary committees
Drafting and vetting applications and submissions, including “hostile review” of supporting materials
Advising on protocols for securing powers and consents
Advising on legislative competency
Advising on related EU law considerations
Assistance with pre-application engagement with stakeholders
Drafting and revising primary and secondary legislation
Tuned-in and able to identify the narrative that needs fixing
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