Overview

Ross heads the firm's energy, power and utilities team. He specialises in environmental and low carbon projects, particularly in the renewables sector. He is listed as a Tier 1 UK advisor by legal directories in these areas. He has spent over 20 years advising businesses on energy projects, electricity regulation, commercial contracts and environmental matters.

Ross has led teams advising on all types of renewable energy technology including solar, wind (on and offshore), biomass, biofuels, anaerobic digestion, waste to energy, wave and tidal energy, geothermal and hydro as well as conventional power.

His environmental practice covers all aspects of UK and EU environmental regulation with a focus on contaminated land and water, defending prosecutions, decommissioning industrial plant, waste, REACH and producer responsibility legislation.

Ross sits on various influential renewables industry groups, is a past Council Member of the UK Environmental Law Association and previously served on the Government's Innovation and Growth team for the Environmental Goods and Services Sector.

Experience
  • Advising MeyGen on the World's largest tidal stream energy project in Scotland.
  • Advising a FTSE 100 company on its successful defence in relation to the UK's largest contaminated land site.
  • Advising on the decommissioning of a number of major gas, coal and oil fired power plants and manufacturing sites.
  • Advising Seagreen (an SSE and Fluor JV) on its 3,500MW Round 3 offshore wind farm in the Firth of Forth.
  • Advising Marks and Spencer on devising and implementing innovative power trading and supply arrangements for its suppliers, business and customers.

What others say...

He brings a good understanding of a client's business; he knows what is relevant to us and doesn't waste time and bombard you with useless information.
Chambers UK 2016