We advise a wide range of businesses operating in the environmental sector; from suppliers of energy through to providers of waste solutions. We also advise businesses on the procurement of energy and how they deal with waste within their supply chains.  Our approach is to identify commercial solutions which are cost effective and regulatory compliant.

Our energy lawyers advise on:

Waste

  • contracts (including PFI)
  • regulatory advice
  • acquisition and disposal of businesses in the waste sector
  • transportation (including cross-frontier) of waste products
  • planning requirements and building regulations relating to the development of waste processing facilities
  • projects generating energy through waste products including anaerobic digestion
  • health and safety
  • waste related disputes
  • contaminated land and clean-up issues

Energy

  • metering supply
  • energy disputes
  • debt recovery

Renewables and clean technology

  • renewable energy and investment in green technologies
  • green leases
  • certification (including EPC, DEC and AC)
  • carbon reduction commitment (CRC) and compliance
  • feed-in tariffs/renewable heat incentive/ROC, the Green Deal
  • agreements relating to the sale/installation of equipment to generate renewable energy
  • intellectual property in clean technology

Green energy

We advise a range of public, private and third sector clients on green-related legal matters. Services range from drafting “green” leases for landlord clients to comply with their statutory obligations (including the Carbon Reduction Commitment) to advising contractors in relation to arrangements for the installation of green energy generation equipment, to advising community groups in relation to suitable legal structures for green energy projects.

  • green leases
  • certification (including EPC, DEC and AC)
  • rent renewals
  • carbon reduction commitment (CRC) and compliance
  • option agreements, planning requirements and building regulations
  • feed-in tariffs/renewable heat incentive/ROC, the Green Deal
  • agreements relating to the sale/installation of equipment to generate renewable energy
  • joint ventures
  • investment in green technologies
  • funding agreements
  • suitable legal structures for community projects, including set-up/incorporation