High Court to rule on HS2 today

Save for later


Posted by APM on 15th Mar 2013

HS2The High Court is due to rule later today on legal challenges to the Government's 33bn HS2 high-speed rail project.

Judgment is being handed down by Mr Justice Ouseley as HS2 opponents dispute the consultation process and challenge the assessment of environmental impact.

The first phase of HS2, linking London and Birmingham, looks to be operational by 2025. The second phase of the project that extends north from Birmingham in a Y-shape to Manchester and Leeds aims to be running by about 2032-33.

Chairman of this highly publicised and debated project has been confirmed as a speaker for the APM Project Management Conference on Thursday 13th June at the award-winning Kings Place venue in London.

Doug Oakervee CBE, APM Honorary Fellow and chairman of HS2 Ltd, the company set up by the Government to deliver the high speed rail network between London and the North of England, will look at the challenges of delivering this controversial mega project in the face of an uncertain economic climate, global competition and a vocal lobby protesting against its construction.

With a long and distinguished career working on major infrastructure projects Doug is in an ideal position to tackle to conference theme of Adapt!

APM Conference 2013Book by 31st March save up to 185

Delegates can save up to 185 by taking advantage of the specially discounted early bird rates that are available until 31st March 2013. Along with Doug Oakervee the programme will feature project director of the Shard Robert Deatker and National Audit Office director Tim Banfield.

The APM Conference will build on its reputation for attracting some of the worlds most influential and thought provoking speakers including Sir Peter Gershon, Prof. Eddie Obeng, Dr. Edward Hoffman, Richard Noble OBE and Jeremy Beeton.

Building on the success of 2012, where 94% of attendees said they would look to attend in 2013 and with delegates describing the conference as a source of inspiration, innovation and new ideas, the conference will feature an expanded capacity exhibition.

To see why the APM Project Management Conference has a long-held reputation for agenda setting content featuring the countrys most innovative and groundbreaking projects watch interviews with speakers from last years conference including Virgin Galactic, London 2012, NASA and Crossrail.

Book now and save





APM members 
Early bird rate: available until 31st March 2013 save up to 185 300 per person*
Standard rate: from 1st April 2013375 per person*
APM non members 
Early bird rate: available until 31st March 2013 save 97388 per person*
Standard rate: from 1st April 2013485 per person*

If you would like to make a corporate or group booking, please contact the APM membership development team on: 01844 271 682.

*All prices are exclusive of VAT. Cancellations will be subject to a booking charge and no refund will be made after 5pm on Thursday 30th May.

Ibis Trading Ltd, registered in England No: 6536096, is a subsidiary of Association for Project Management, which is registered as a charity in England & Wales (No: 290927). Registered Office: Ibis House, Regent Park, Summerleys Road, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire HP27 9LE.

Comments on this site are moderated. Please allow up to 24 hours for your comment to be published on this site. Thank you for adding your comment.

{{item.AuthorName}} {{item.AuthorName}} says on {{item.DateFormattedString}}:

Share this page

Recommended blogs

Industrial strategy: the story so far

25 January 2017

On 23 January, the Secretary of State, Greg Clark MP announced the Government’s consultation on an industrial strategy. This green paper set out a 10-point plan, with a variety of proposals ...

Save for later


Save for later


Recommended news

Save for later


Save for later


Join APM

Sign up to the APM Newsletter.