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 and environmental 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 also specialises in areas such as environmental permitting, regulatory enforcement, day to day compliance and contamination issues for infrastructure projects and the manufacturing sector.

Ross is qualified to practice law in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and is a member of Burges Salmon's Partnership Committee responsible for strategy and markets. He also sits on Renewables and Renewable UK's Grid and Markets group, the CBI's Energy and Climate Change Group and is Deputy Chair of the UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association. He is also a former board member of the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association.

  • Advising on many of the UK's offshore wind farms including, Seagreen’s 3,500MW Firth of Forth project.
  • Advising a number of private and public sector clients including Marks and Spencer on implementing innovative renewable energy supply and trading contracts.
  • Advising on the Eden Project's deep geothermal scheme and Zenobes’s battery storage projects.
  • Advising Wave Hub, EMEC, MeyGen, Minesto and others on wave and tidal schemes.
  • Advising on the decommissioning of a number of major industrial and power station sites including Rugeley, Cottam, Fawley and Shotton.
  • Advising Bristol City Council on its ambitious City Leap project – a project designed to hit Net Zero targets for the city as a whole.

What others say...

He's extremely thorough, very commercial and client-focused in his approach.
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