Getting there eventually? Infrastructure moves centre-stage as Western economies look for growth

James Wood talks to lawyers in an industry that attracts advisers for the long haul

Transport and infrastructure has long been viewed as one of the less glamorous legal practice areas, best suited to lawyers with the patience for ploughing through the minutiae of statutes. But with increasing public and political scrutiny and a rush of private investors looking to park their money in safe assets, it has become one of the most high-profile – and demanding – areas of legal work.