Sarah joined Burges Salmon as a trainee in 2013. She is an experienced environmental and energy lawyer, recognised by Legal 500 as a Rising Star. She helps clients to navigate regulatory and contractual issues and to bring forward net zero projects. 

She is known for her clear and incisive regulatory analysis, her development of bespoke contractual solutions for innovative projects, and her skill at bringing order to complex, multi-strand matters.

Sarah advises on a wide spectrum of environmental law and regulation, including carbon and energy law, ESG and sustainability, contaminated land, permitting, product stewardship, natural capital, waste and water law.

She has a particular specialism in renewable energy, acting for developers, utilities, investors and funders on issues including energy regulation, grid connections, supply licensing, offtake and route to market.

Sarah sits on Burges Salmon’s Environment Committee and ESG steering group. 

  • Acting for landowners, developers, scheme bodies and brokers on the design, drafting and negotiation of contractual arrangements for novel voluntary carbon and nature market projects.
  • Advising a transport sector client on managing ESG risks and opportunities in its supply chain.
  • Advising a university on a variety of projects and regulatory matters in support of its net zero transition.
  • Acting on the development, acquisition, financing and operation of a wide range of renewable energy projects including wind (on and offshore), solar, hydrogen, wave and tidal, geothermal, biomass, waste to energy and battery storage.
  • Advising the developer of a nationally significant energy generation project on the implications of post-Brexit product stewardship requirements for the project’s international supply chains.

What others say...

Sarah Sackville Hamilton is excellent – very hard-working and dependable but also insightful and really able to contribute to judgement calls on strategy and tactics.

Legal 500 2023