Burges Salmon’s unique strength is that it has deep knowledge and expertise across the key sectors of energy, transport, infrastructure and the built environment, with many of our lawyers recognised as leaders in these fields.

We are also proud to be at the heart of the hydrogen conversation in the UK: our lawyers are active participants in the UK Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association, sit on the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy’s Hydrogen Task Force working group for standards and regulation, and work closely with the Department for International Trade, and we promote industry dialogue through regular round-table events and seminars.

Areas of focus

Multi-disciplinary team: We offer a full suite of legal services to ensure you are fully-supported throughout a project’s life cycle, including advising on:

  • Consenting
  • Regulatory Matters
  • Procurement, construction, operation and decommissioning
  • Corporate
  • Financing
  • Taxation
  • Real estate
  • Dispute management and trouble-shooting

Worldwide support: We have lawyers qualified to work in all three UK jurisdictions, as well as a close network of international law firms, with whom we work regularly, to ensure you receive a seamless service, irrespective of the location of a project and the parties involved in it.


  • Advising a sector-leading contractor on its bid to help deliver a “first of a kind” green-hydrogen-to-home heating network on the East Coast of Scotland.

  • Advising a global contractor on its role as a technology supplier for NEOM, the world’s largest green hydrogen project.

  • Developing collaboration agreements to facilitate the roll-out of a pipeline of <20MW hydrogen projects in the UK.

  • Assisting Progressive with the development of the HyNet project – a hydrogen energy and CCUS project in the North West of England and Wales.

  • Assisting ITM Power with a number of matters, including drafting and reviewing commercial agreements for ITM projects, and advising on proposed corporate re-organisations, fundraising rounds, corporate governance and compliance.

Meet the team
Ross Fairley

Ross Fairley Partner

  • Energy and Utilities
  • Head of Renewable Energy
  • Environment
Lloyd James

Lloyd James Partner

  • Construction and Engineering
  • Energy and Utilities 
  • Infrastructure
Rupert Weston

Rupert Weston Partner

  • Corporate
  • Hotels
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
Emma Andrews

Emma Andrews Director

  • Energy and Utilities
  • Renewable Energy
  • Waste and Resource Management
Rupert Lugg

Rupert Lugg Director

  • Projects
  • Infrastructure
  • Public Sector

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