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Parliamentary Law

Parliamentary Law


Our team includes three “Roll A” Parliamentary Agents and we advise on all the procedures of the UK Parliament. We are highly respected for our expertise on the devolved administrations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and on regional devolution and decentralisation. We specialise in advising on new and proposed legislation. We help our clients understand what effects any proposed legislation will have on their business and clarify their position and what their options are.

Where it is useful for a client to contribute to a Bill, we guide them through the legislative process and draft amendments to the Bill. We also promote and petition against Hybrid Bills and Private Bills on clients’ behalf.

Our team is recognised for its expertise in public infrastructure schemes, including harbours, railways and other transport, reservoirs, electricity generating stations and other utilities infrastructure.

We frequently act in relation to public bodies, where we advise on lawful use of powers, EU law, human rights, and requests for information under FOI and EIRs.

The key areas in which we can help you include:

Legislative procedures

  • Parliamentary procedure
  • Appearing before select committees
  • Contributing to and influencing the legislative process
  • Monitoring parliamentary proceedings
  • Drafting legislation and proposing amendments to legislation
  • Parliamentary briefings and presentations
  • Private and hybrid bills
  • Statutory instruments, including development consent orders, Transport and Works Act orders, and harbour revision orders
  • Scottish Provisional Orders and Scottish Private Bills
  • drafting constitutions, regulatory codes and other similar documents

Infrastructure projects

  • railways
  • light rail systems and guided transport
  • harbours, inland navigation and barrages
  • bridges and tunnels
  • utilities infrastructure

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Local legislation – general

  • banks and building societies and other commercial companies
  • local authorities and other statutory bodies

Related procedures

  • planning and environment
  • compulsory purchase
  • compensation
  • tax and VAT
  • Public law
    • procurement
    • judicial review
    • Information requests (Freedom of Information and Environmental Information Regulations)
    • Data Protection
    • EU law and Brexit
    • Human Rights
    • Competence and use of powers (vires)
    • Public procurement
    • State aid
    • Aarhus challenges
  • property
  • planning and environmental
  • dispute resolution
  • commercial contracts


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