Energy & Renewables

Energy and renewables is a fast growing sector, offering great opportunities for landowners, developers and investors; and an area within which we can help you take advantage.

Sustaining, renewing & investing in the future of renewables

Our energy and renewables team, made up of multi-disciplinary specialists from our agriculture, corporate, construction and commercial property departments, have accumulated a wealth of experience and knowledge advising on new power generating technologies.

We understand the issues, opportunities and risks that you may face in the sector, and will guide you through the complex and specific legal aspects of a wide variety of energy and renewable projects and developments.

 

How we can help you:

We have extensive experience advising on renewable projects, advising landowners, developers, banks and investors. Projects can range from small domestic ventures, to large scale commercial projects such as solar parks or multi landowner cable and pipeline easements.

We can advise you from conception to commissioning, including the legal aspects of financing and re-financing. We also advise landowners in relation to the implications of third party renewable projects, such as onshore easements required for major offshore projects.

 

Wind Farms

Working with landowners, developers and investors we have advised on a large number of onshore wind farm projects ranging from single, 300/500KS-1MW turbines, through to multi-landowner projects of 15-40 megawatts.  Our legal expertise includes assistance with regards to the purchase and installation of commercial wind turbines, including:

  • Relevant financial corporate structures
  • Contract negotiation
  • Commercial risk analysis
  • Option and lease agreements

 

Wind Farms - Offshore Renewable Support

The offshore renewables industry encompasses so much more that the turbine installations. Involved in this far reaching industry are ports and logistics, transport, technical operations and maintenance and much more. Our in-depth understanding of the offshore wind sector and support services has seen us providing expert legal advice to many of the supporting organisations.

 

Biomass - Anaerobic Digesters

We have built up considerable experience and knowledge in the biomass field and have advised on projects such as; the acquisition and construction of a 400KW facility in Huddersfield.  We are used to working on projects that have standard form construction engineering contracts on tight timescales and often with complicated structuring and funding issues.  We can help you with:

  • Supply and construction contracts for a facility
  • Structuring of any joint venture arrangements
  • Funding and feedstock supply arrangements

 

Renewable Crops - Miscanthus

As NFU appointed lawyers in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, we have worked with and advised around 80 growers of miscanthus on the termination of their growers' contracts and the subsequent migration of supply to a local power station.

We can also provide advice on:

  • Growers' contracts
  • Contracts with power companies


Why choose us?

We can provide:

  • 10 strong multi-disciplinary team of sector specialists
  • A proven track record of realised renewable energy projects
  • An excellent understanding of requirements from the perspective of landowners, developers and investors
  • The ability to respond to evolving legislation
  • A cost effective, high quality service
  • The ability to advise nationwide

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Agriculture Law

Today's farmers and landowners face many challenges and opportunities. With the increasing complexity of running a farming business, it is essential that you have access to the best possible legal advice. We are acknowledged as one of the region's leading agricultural law firms and can provide you with a complete legal service for all your business and personal needs.

Our team of expert agricultural law solicitors have strong links to the farming community, and our specialist legal knowledge has led to our involvement in working parties advising on the technicalities of agricultural law. However, our philosophy remains to provide you, our client, with practical and cost-effective legal advice to get the job done.

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Commercial Property

Our commercial property team can provide you with advice on all types of property transactions, including the sale and purchase of commercial property, planning agreements, residential developments, commercial and industrial developments, options, leases and licences.

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Corporate and Commercial

Our team of specialist corporate and commercial solicitors work closely with you to achieve your commercial goals. We take a practical approach to business and understanding your business needs. Our expert corporate lawyers not only know the law, but also draw upon their experience to provide you with effective solutions to any given situation. Our team is flexible and has the resources to manage all sizes of transactions and matters for small to medium sized (SME) organisations, as well as large multi-national companies.

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Disputes

Disputes or litigation are an aspect of business that sometimes cannot be avoided. Our expert solicitors deal with all aspects of commercial disputes from contractual, shareholder and partnership disputes, to professional negligence and commercial property issues.

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