Bevan Brittan has added further strength to its rapidly expanding Energy and Resource Management Group with the recruitment of the latest Partner to join the national law firm this year.
Renewable energy and property law specialist Harriet Murray Jones joins the team from Harrison Clark Rickerbys, where she was Head of Energy and Renewables.
She becomes the latest notable appointment by Bevan Brittan in a year in which the business reported its ninth successive year of growth, where the Energy and Resource Management Group’s revenue grew by 24%.
Harriet joins Bevan Brittan as a Partner and adds her extensive renewable energy experience to the firm. She becomes the sixth new recruit to the Energy and Resource Management Group in the past 12 months alone.
From left to right - Nadeem Arshad, Harriet Murray Jones, Bunmi Alasi and Nathan Bradberry.
Harriet’s specialist skills include advising developers, landowners, banks and investors on onshore and offshore wind, biomass and biogas projects, as well as cutting edge solar PV and energy storage deals. She advises clients on the project development stage, as well as on the sale and purchase of renewable energy infrastructure.
Other recent recruits to the Energy and Resource Management Group include:
- Louise Mansfield (Legal Director) - a specialist in health and safety and regulatory law
- Ross Palmer (Senior Associate) – a procurement and commercial lawyer who brings over 8 years’ energy experience from BEIS and DECC
- Bunmi Alasi (Associate) – a projects and commercial specialist with expertise in hydropower and solar PV
- Carrie Davies (Solicitor) and Kamran Zaheer (Solicitor) – both commercial lawyers advising on energy and resource management projects
Nadeem Arshad, Partner and Head of the Energy and Resource Management Group said:
“Harriet is a very significant and exciting addition which is testament to the growing strength of our team and indeed our business as a whole. We are a firm that respected lawyers want to join and we have seen that in our Energy and Resource Management Group - particularly with the number of people who have moved to work with us in the past year or so.
The UK Energy sector is one where we will continue to see major investment and innovation, particularly as we continue to face both energy pricing and energy security challenges.
This is an exciting time for us as a business, working in a sector which has never been more important to the UK’s future. Harriet and all our new team members will enable us to help achieve the UK’s Net Zero ambition. I wish them all every success at the firm.”
Harriet, who is based in Wales but will work nationally through Bevan Brittan’s flexible, hybrid working programme, added:
“I feel energised to have joined such a comprehensive and well-respected Energy team at such an exciting time for the sector. Bevan Brittan has the full range of specialist skills needed to help our clients resolve their property issues, meet their commercial needs, and play their part in the transition to Net Zero.
We have a strong offer for both private and public sector clients as they invest further in renewable projects.”
Bevan Brittan’s Energy and Resource Management Team was recently recognised for its industry-leading expertise in Projects, Energy and Natural Resources being ranked as a leading firm in the South West, Midlands and Yorkshire editions of Legal 500 – an independent guide to the legal profession.