• I am a commercial lawyer specialising in the energy, waste, resource management and climate change sectors in the UK and internationally. My focus is on the commercial contracts for complex services arrangements and infrastructure projects using project finance and PFI/PPP models. In addition to the contracts for funding, construction, EPC, construction, fuel supply and O&M arrangements, I advise on EU procurement, dispute management, planning and environmental issues. 

    I advise energy generators, developers, banks and investors, energy off takers, waste management companies, local authorities and other organisations in the energy, waste and resource management supply chain. I use my commercial and market knowledge to help deliver innovative solutions for my clients.

    In recent years, I have focussed on the waste, energy and renewables sectors for both private and public clients. In addition to the commercial contracts for funding, EPC and O&M arrangements, I advise on EU procurement, planning and environmental issues.

    In relation to waste, I advise on infrastructure for both merchant plants and PPP procurements across a range of technology sectors. My clients include Viridor Waste Management, Veolia Environmental Services and a number of local authorities across the UK. Examples include Merchant EfW plants in Oxfordshire and Cardiff, as well as an extensive number of PFI/PPP projects in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

    I also advise on a range of other waste services delivery and environmental matters. This includes waste collection, street cleansing and recycling contracts, as well as advice on planning/consenting issues. Examples include waste services procurements in Cheshire and Bridgend and planning appeals/statutory reviews for waste infrastructure.

    My energy experience covers energy generation, decentralised energy networks and energy efficiency projects. I have been involved with on shore gas and coal mine methane CHP projects in Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire. I am advising on district heating/heat networks and CHP schemes in London, Plymouth and Cardiff. I advise on Green Deal and various projects for local authorities and NHS Trusts which deliver energy cost savings and improve the energy efficiency of public sector infrastructure.

    In terms of renewable energy, I advise on wind, solar, marine, biomass and geothermal projects. Examples include, on shore wind projects in Yorkshire and Avonmouth, solar/PV deals for NHS Trusts, a wave hub project for a regional development agency and biomass plants for private sector developers.

    Publications:

    I am a contributor to journals in the waste and renewables sector including Materials Recycling World.

    Seminars and Training:

    My work involves regularly speaking at conferences and seminars, including a recent talk for the Environmental Services Association.  I also plan and run in-house training for external and internal clients.

    • I led a team on advising Viridor Waste Management on a major PPP contract with a partnership of five local authorities in South Wales. The project involves the development of £220 million worth of energy from waste plants with the potential creation of a district heating network in Cardiff.
    • Our market leading Green Energy Team advised the developer, Balcas Limited on an innovative RHI based biomass project for a distillery in Inverness, Scotland. We are currently advising the developer on a number of similar biomass/heat projects across the UK.
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    Waste Watch - January 2018

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    Waste Watch - August 2017

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    Waste Watch – April / May 2017

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    Waste Watch – January 2017

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    Legal and policy developments in England and Wales relevant to those interested in municipal waste management

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    Recent policy and legal developments developments in England and Wales relevant to those interested in waste management

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    17/03/2016

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    Energy Eye - December 2015

    15/12/2015

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    Energy Eye - October 2015

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    Waste Watch – September 2015

    30/09/2015

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    Energy Eye – September 2015

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    Waste Watch – August 2015

    31/08/2015

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    Energy Eye – August 2015

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    31/07/2015

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    Energy Eye – July 2015

    14/07/2015

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    Waste Watch – June 2015

    01/07/2015

    This update contains brief details of Government and EU publications, legislation, cases and other developments in England and...

    Waste Watch - May 2015

    31/05/2015

    This update contains brief details of Government and EU publications, legislation, cases and other developments in England and...

    Energy Eye – May 2015

    12/05/2015

    This update contains brief details of Government and EU publications, legislation, cases and other policy developments in England...

    Waste Watch - April 2015

    05/05/2015

    This update contains brief details of Government and EU publications, legislation, cases and other developments in England and...

    Energy Eye – April 2015

    13/04/2015

    This update contains brief details of Government and EU publications, legislation, cases and other policy developments in England...

    Waste Watch – March 2015

    31/03/2015

    This update contains brief details of Government and EU publications, legislation, cases and other developments in England and...

    Energy Eye – March 2015

    12/03/2015

    This update contains brief details of Government and EU publications, legislation, cases and other policy developments in England...

    Waste Watch - February 2015

    02/03/2015

    This Update contains brief details of Government and EU publications, legislation, cases and other developments in England and...

    Energy Eye – February 2015

    12/02/2015

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    Waste Watch – January 2015

    03/02/2015

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    Energy Eye – January 2015

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    Waste Watch – December 2014

    05/01/2015

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    Waste Watch – November 2014

    02/12/2014

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    Energy Eye - November 2014

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    Waste Watch – October 2014

    04/11/2014

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    Energy Eye – October 2014

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    Energy Eye – September 2014

    12/09/2014

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    Waste Watch – July 2014

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    Waste Watch – June 2014

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    Energy Eye – June 2014

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    Waste Watch – May 2014

    30/05/2014

    This Update contains brief details of Government and EU publications, legislation, cases and other developments in England and...

    Energy Eye - May 2014

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    Waste Watch - April 2014

    30/04/2014

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    Energy Eye – April 2014

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    Waste Watch – March 2014

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    Energy Eye – March 2014

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    Waste Watch – February 2014

    28/02/2014

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    Energy Eye - February 2014

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    Waste Watch – January 2014

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    Waste Watch - December 2013

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    Waste Watch - November 2013

    30/11/2013

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    Energy Eye - November 2013

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    Waste Watch – October 2013

    31/10/2013

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    Energy Eye - October 2013

    14/10/2013

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    Waste Watch - September 2013

    30/09/2013

    This Update contains brief details of Government and EU publications, legislation, cases and other developments in England and...

    Energy Eye - September 2013

    12/09/2013

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    Waste Watch – August 2013

    31/08/2013

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    Waste Watch - July 2013

    31/07/2013

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