Ross is Head of Burges Salmon's Renewable Energy Team and Chairs Net Zero services for clients.  He is a highly experienced and leading industry figure in clean energy and environmental law. He has advised on EU and UK energy law for over 25 years with a particular specialism in renewables acting for investors, utilities, government and innovative developers on all types of projects and schemes including wind (on and offshore), hydrogen, biomass, wave and tidal, solar, geothermal, biofuels, hydro, EV's, Carbon Capture and waste to energy.

Ross is qualified to practice law in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and is a member of Burges Salmon's Board responsible for strategy and markets. He also chairs Renewable UK's Strategy Forum and is Deputy Chair of the UK Hydrogen Energy Association. He is also a former board member of the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association.

In 2023 Ross was listed as one of the UK’s “Hot 100 Lawyers” for his work in Renewable Energy and is in Legal 500 Directory’s “Hall of Fame.” He is a prominent speaker and commentator on clean energy and Net Zero.

  • Advising on many of the UK's offshore wind farms including, Seagreen’s 3,500MW Firth of Forth project and a number of the UK’s first floating wind projects.
  • Developing and advising on corporate power purchase agreements for corporates and developers including Marks and Spencer and advising on numerous private wire renewable energy projects.
  • Advising on the Eden Project's deep geothermal scheme and Zenobes’s battery storage projects.
  • Advising Wave Hub, EMEC, MeyGen, Minesto, Nova and others on wave and tidal schemes.
  • Advising green hydrogen developers on the first such UK projects and the Government’s hydrogen business model
  • Advising Atrato Onsite Energy on all of its solar roof and ground mounted projects.

What others say...

Ross has his finger on the pulse when it comes to developing areas in sustainability projects. He is also very accessible and pragmatic in his advice.

Chambers UK 2024