HS2 report can help project gain 'cross-party consensus'
17 March 2014 Last updated at 10:11 GMT
Recommendations from HS2 chairman Sir David Higgins can ensure that the rail project gains "cross-party consensus", it has been claimed.
Robbie Owen from Pinsent Masons described Sir Higgins' report, which calls for the project's timescale to be accelerated, as a "turning point".
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Monday 17 March.