The last 25 years has seen huge growth in renewable energy, yet to meet the global climate challenge faster and larger volumes of renewable energy deployment needs to be achieved. Our renewable energy lawyers understand the financial, policy and regulatory challenges of renewables and have been at the forefront of these technologies and projects and will be in the coming years, helping to drive renewable energy projects to completion.

We have over 25 years’ experience in the sector and are widely regarded as one of the UK’s leading firms in renewable energy law. We have built a reputation on innovative, first-of-a-kind work.

Our renewable energy lawyers have decades of experience in all the legal specialisms needed in a renewable project’s lifecycle. We are experienced in every key technology including onshore wind, offshore wind, floating wind, solar, wave and tidal, geothermal, small hydro, anaerobic digestion, hydrogen, electricity storage and sustainable energy services.

Through our activity in the sector’s key strategy groups – such as RenewableUK, REA, Scottish Renewables – we continue to help to shape the future of renewable energy in the UK and provide our clients with insight into how to legally futureproof their projects, investments and businesses.

Areas of focus

Our renewable energy law expertise includes the following:

  • Regulatory/energy licensing
  • Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) / Contracts for Difference and revenue support models
  • Carbon law
  • Marine/offshore renewables projects
  • Project finance
  • Real estate (on and offshore leasing)
  • Planning and consenting
  • Construction, procurement and supply chain packages
  • Operation and maintenance
  • Corporate/mergers and acquisitions
  • Fuel supply contracts
  • Grid connection agreements and sharing
  • Environmental and health and safety matters
  • Energy disputes
  • Grant funding and Subsidy control
  • Cyber security

Advising Orsted, Oceanwinds, RWE and Vattenfall on a variety of offshore wind projects including Hornsea, Kentish Flats, Triton Knoll, Awel Y Mor.

Advising Statkraft on its joint development agreement with Airvolution for onshore wind projects.

Advising Vattenfall, RES, Peel, RWE and others on numerous onshore wind farms including the 300 MW Pen y Cymoedd wind farm in Wales.

Advising Seagreen on its 3,500 MW Firth of Forth Round 3 Zone offshore wind farm in Scotland – at the time Scotland’s largest ever energy project.

Advising EGS Energy on its deep geothermal project supplying energy to the Eden Project.

Advising Anesco, Zenobe, Green Investment Group and others on co-located battery and solar projects.

Advising Estover Energy on the Speyside and Cramlington biomass plants.

Advising Belectric, OPDE and others on all of their major ground mounted solar developments, acquisitions and disposals.

Advising Bluefield, Octopus, Brookfield, ERG, GCP Infrastructure Investments, BayWa and others on the acquisition and disposal of renewable energy projects and portfolios.

Advising Blue Gem Wind (Simply Blue and Total) on Wales’ first floating wind project and on a number of ScotWind floating wind projects.

Advising Low Carbon on 300 MW portfolio funding of ground mounted solar with Macquarie.

Advising Atrato Onsite Solar on all of its roof and ground mounted solar projects with large commercial and industrial users.

Advising Minesto, Magallanes, Nova and MeyGen  on tidal stream energy projects.

Acting on disposal of Infinis' hydro business to Welsh Water.

Advising RBS on the financing of NTR’s Quixwood Moor Wind Farm in Scotland.

Advising Octopus Group on funding a fleet of electric vehicles for Heathrow Airport.

Meet the team
Ross Fairley

Ross Fairley Partner

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

James Phillips Partner

  • Head of Energy & Utilities
  • Head of Energy Transition
  • Energy Regulation
Nick Churchward

Nick Churchward Partner

  • Head of Resource and Waste Management
  • Projects
  • Energy and Utilities
Steven James

Steven James Partner

  • Construction and Engineering 
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Construction Disputes
Lloyd James

Lloyd James Partner

  • Construction and Engineering
  • Energy and Utilities 
  • Infrastructure
Will Woodall

Will Woodall Partner

  • Energy and Utilities
  • Infrastructure
  • Healthcare
Euan Bremner

Euan Bremner Partner

  • Energy and Utilities
  • Head of Scottish Real Estate
  • Head of Northern Irish Real Estate
Graham Soar

Graham Soar Partner

  • Banking and Finance
  • Derivatives, Debt Capital Markets and Securitisations
  • Project Finance
Camilla Usher-Clark

Camilla Usher-Clark Partner

  • Corporate
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Co-operatives
Jonathan Eves

Jonathan Eves Partner

  • Corporate
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
John Houlden

John Houlden Partner

  • Head of Public Sector
  • Head of Procurement and Subsidy Control
  • Projects
Patrick Robinson

Patrick Robinson Consultant

  • Energy and Utilities
  • Infrastructure
  • Planning and Compulsory Purchase
Julian Boswall

Julian Boswall Partner

  • Energy and Utilities
  • Infrastructure
  • Planning and Compulsory Purchase
Elizabeth Dunn

Elizabeth Dunn Partner

  • Energy and Utilities
  • Infrastructure
  • Real Estate
Nick Graves

Nick Graves Partner

  • Head of Corporate
  • Corporate Advice
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
Danny Lee

Danny Lee Partner

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Joint Ventures
Stuart McMillan

Stuart McMillan Partner

  • Head of Infrastructure
  • Banking and Finance
  • Energy finance

What others say...

Accessible, easy to understand and obviously have their fingers on the pulse of emerging technologies in renewables and CCUS.

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