Legal panel

Please see below a list of our members who offer anaerobic digestion (AD) specific legal services.

Birketts LLP

 

A Top 100 UK law firm with a dedicated multidisciplinary Energy team, Birketts advises a range of clients in connection with the legal aspects relating to AD and other renewable energy schemes.  Our experience includes advising those who specialise in the construction and operation of biogas plants, developers, farming businesses, waste and recycling operators, funders, landowners and food producers.  Our lawyers advise on the full range of legal issues arising from AD schemes including financing, planning and construction, to feedstock agreements, commercial contracts and dispute resolution.

Contact

Stefan Harris-Wright, Associate

E: stefan-harris-wright@birketts.co.uk

T: 01603 756518

Burges Salmon LLP

 

Specialise in the following AD sectors: on-farm AD plants (energy crop, food waste); merchant AD plants (energy crop, food waste); PPP AD projects involving local authority municipal food waste; merchant food waste contracts; plant and equipment procurement; digestate contracts; energy offtake contracts; direct PPA and private wire arrangements.

Contact

Nick Churchward, Senior Associate

E: nick.churchward@burges-salmon.com

T: 0117 3076998

M: 07527 385904

Clarke Willmott 

Clarke Willmott LLP is a leading UK law firm operating from offices in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Southampton, Manchester and Taunton. Our nationally rated Renewable Energy Team has extensive experience in structuring the legal, regulatory and commercial arrangements in most renewable technologies including AD. Our specialist advice spans all aspects of AD projects from inception through to planning, acquisition, financing, construction, regulation, commissioning and subsequent operation of plants or facilities. We provide a “one stop shop” for AD businesses by delivering seamless, sector-focussed legal advice.

Contact

Zoe Stollard, Partner

E: zoe.stollard@clarkewillmott.com

T: 0845 209 1478

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MMS specialise in energy crop and waste AD and have advised developers, sponsors and funders.

Contact

David Cruickshank, Director of Renewables

E: David.Cruickshank@mms.co.uk

T: 0131 228 7219

M: 07785778443

Osborne Clarke

 

 

Osborne Clarke are lawyers with international renewables and waste expertise. We’ve acted for AD businesses in the UK and mainland Europe, over a number of years.  Our expertise spans micro, farm and large scale multiple projects. We have a full service team that has worked in AD across financing, planning, permitting, EPC, O&M, all grades of feedstock, network entry, offtake (incl digestate), property, dispute resolution and tax. We offer a menu of fixed prices.

Contact

Edward Butler, Consultant

E: edward.butler@osborneclarke.com

T: 02071 057000

Roythornes Solicitors Roythornes

Roythornes is a top 200 law firm with a dedicated renewable energy team of corporate, commercial and agricultural specialists. When it comes to AD, we have significant experience and regularly advise on: setting up SPVs and joint-ventures, selling-off of rights, leasing of sites, supply contracts for plant, and the all-important feedstock agreements. We take a practical approach and pride ourselves on understanding the time (and cost) pressures facing our clients.

Contact

Deborah Brown, Partner

E: deborahbrown@roythornes.co.uk

T: 01775 842583

Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP

 

Shepherd and Wedderburn is a leading UK law firm with offices in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. We are a full-service adviser to the AD sector, advising developers, waste management companies, local authorities, supply chain participants and debt and equity funders on all aspects of AD projects, including: project finance; JVs; environmental and planning; construction and projects (including industry standard form contracts); government renewable energy incentives (including FiTs, ROCs and RHI); and dispute resolution and regulation.

Contact

Paul Hally, Head of Finance Practice

E: paul.hally@shepwedd.co.uk

T: 0131 473 5183

TaTaylor Vinters logoylor Vinters LLP

Taylor Vinters has considerable experience of AD projects, drawing on its highly-regarded core food and agriculture, and technology practices to offer seamless, pragmatic and cost-effective advice to all AD project stakeholders.

Contact

Adam Bradley, Head of Corporate

E: adam.bradley@taylorvinters.com

T: 01223 225275 (Cambridge), 020 7382 8075 (London)

M: 07834 252134

Walker Morris LLP

 

Walker Morris is a leading law firm at the forefront of the UK’s investment in AD, biogas and waste treatment infrastructure. Our Renewables, Energy and Resources Group comprises 25 specialist solicitors and has a leading track record in AD and energy from wast (EfW) projects, advising EfW companies, utility and infrastructure companies, PFI contractors, investors, technology providers and local authorities on all aspects of AD, waste treatment, renewable energy and infrastructure projects in both the PPP and merchant sectors.

Contact

Ben Sheppard, Partner

E: ben.sheppard@walkermorris.co.uk

T: 0113 283 2500