The UK has been and leader in wind power both on and offshore and our renewable energy experts have been working with the industry for over 2 decades. We advised on many of the first wave of onshore wind projects and have been advising projects in every UK offshore wind round most recently Round 4 and ScotWind. We are now advising on the UK’s first floating wind projects and throughout all of this have helped investors and funders on numerous JVs, acquisitions, disposals and financings in the sector.

We have a proven track record of helping clients to deliver wind power projects to tight deadlines. Working with experts from across the firm, we advise on all stages of wind power projects – from site assembly, consenting, route to market, planning to build out, financing and operation.

In an increasingly competitive and subsidy free world, we believe our expert knowledge of energy regulation and route to market options gives our clients a competitive advantage. We have been at the forefront of corporate PPA's, asset optimisation and repowering.

Our service spans the whole of the UK – we have specialists in English and Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish law.

Areas of focus

Our wind power expertise includes the following:

  • Real estate (including offshore leasing rounds).
  • Site assembly.
  • Acquisitions and disposals.
  • Project finance.
  • Planning and consenting (including public inquiries, DCO's and section 36 applications).
  • Marine licensing.
  • Grid connection/OFTO advice.
  • Power Purchase Agreements/corporate PPA's.
  • Construction and turbine supply.
  • Energy regulations and incentives.
  • Community ownership.
  • Asset life extension and repowering.
  • Co-location of projects (e.g. storage and hydrogen).

Advising ERG on the acquisition and subsequent disposal of the Northern Irish 45MW Brockaghboy onshore wind farm and on the acquisition of the Scottish Burcote onshore wind portfolio, including JDA arrangements.

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

Advising ENGIE on its acquisition of a stake in EDPR's Moray Offshore Windfarm East.

Advising Seagreen on its 3,500 MW Firth of Forth Round 3 Zone offshore wind farm in Scotland.

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 RES on planning aspects and successful public inquiries including the Grange Farm, Tallentire, Wadlow and Woolley Hill.

Advising Royal Bank of Scotland on the £44.5 million project financing of NTR plc's Quixwood Moor Wind Farm and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ on the £55 million project financing of NTR's Twin Rivers Wind Farm.

Advising Temporis CapitalUK Green Investment Bank and KKR on the £82 million project financing of the 52 MW Blackcraig Hill wind farm in Scotland.

Advising International Power on a joint development agreement for the development and construction of 10 wind farm sites ranging from 8 MW to 45 MW across England, Wales and Scotland.

Advising Vattenfall on numerous onshore wind farms including its 300 MW Pen y Cymoedd wind farm in Wales including all grid arrangements, all construction and procurement arrangements, all consenting aspects and real estate.

Advising Gravis on the acquisition of a 70MWp portfolio of operating wind farms from funds managed by Platina Partners.

Advising BayWa on the sale of the Dalquhandy 42MW onshore wind farm.

Advising Westmill Co-operative on one of the UK's first community wind farm projects.

Meet the team
Ross Fairley

Ross Fairley Partner

  • Energy and Utilities
  • Head of Renewable Energy
  • Environment
Julian Boswall

Julian Boswall Partner

  • Energy and Utilities
  • Infrastructure
  • Planning and Compulsory Purchase
Camilla Usher-Clark

Camilla Usher-Clark Partner

  • Corporate
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Co-operatives
Victoria Allsopp

Victoria Allsopp Partner

  • Banking and Finance
  • Renewables
  • Energy, Power and Utilities
Danny Lee

Danny Lee Partner

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Joint Ventures
Elizabeth Dunn

Elizabeth Dunn Partner

  • Energy and Utilities
  • Infrastructure
  • Real Estate
Lloyd James

Lloyd James Partner

  • Construction and Engineering
  • Energy and Utilities 
  • Infrastructure
Graham Soar

Graham Soar Partner

  • Banking and Finance
  • Derivatives, Debt Capital Markets and Securitisations
  • Project Finance
Patrick Robinson

Patrick Robinson Consultant

  • Energy and Utilities
  • Infrastructure
  • Planning and Compulsory Purchase
James Phillips

James Phillips Partner

  • Head of Energy & Utilities
  • Head of Energy Transition
  • Energy Regulation
Steven James

Steven James Partner

  • Construction and Engineering 
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Construction Disputes
Jonathan Eves

Jonathan Eves Partner

  • Corporate
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
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

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