Clean Energy

Renewable energy projects are at the heart of what we do. Our multi-disciplinary team dedicated to renewable energy is immersed in this sector with over 20 years' experience of delivering cutting-edge advice to our onshore and offshore clients successfully, both in the UK and overseas. Our market-leading expertise comes from working closely with clients across all technology types and from our profound understanding of the regulatory framework.

Our in-depth knowledge helps us to support our clients by providing practical and commercially sound advice. Onshore, we advise developers, landowners, funders and joint ventures; offshore, our work includes demonstrator projects and rounds one, two and three plus STW. Though wind power is a particular strength due to the maturity of this market, we also have significant experience of other technologies, including hydro, biomass and energy from waste, wave and tidal and solar.

Many of our renewable energy lawyers are recognised as experts in their field by clients and legal directories, both in terms of practice area and industry sector, contributing regularly to working groups on bio-energy, consents and licensing, offshore wind and grid strategy in the UK.

Working closely and taking a proactive role with industry bodies and associations, including RenewableUK, Scottish Renewables and CBI Energy Group, means that we are at the forefront of regulatory policy and influencing change and have exceptional insight into the complexities of the environment in which renewable companies operate.

For more information on how our renewable energy lawyers can assist you please get in touch. 

"They have got a lot of knowledge in renewables. From a Scottish perspective, they are one of the leading energy law firms."
– Chambers, Renewables & Alternative Energy

"Extremely impressive, absolutely top-class!" – Chambers, Renewables & Alternative Energy



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All-Energy 2016: renewable energy insights from key speakers

Renewable energy professionals from the UK and further afield joined lawyers from Shepherd and Wedderburn's 90-strong energy and renewables team at All-Energy in Glasgow to discuss all aspects of renewable energy generation and showcase latest technologies.

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Key People


Acted for AES on the operation North Rhins and Drone Hill windfarms in Scotland, on Yelvertoft windfarm in Northamptonshire and Sixpenny Wood windfarm in Yorkshire (both under construction) and on the sale of Little Waver windfarm to Renewable Energy Genergation plc
Baillie Wind Farm
Acted for Baillie Wind Farm (a joint venture between Statkraft UK Ltd and local partners) on all procurement and construction work including TSA, WMA, BOP civils, BOP (Electrical) and PM/TA appointment
DONG Energy and ScottishPower Renewables
Acted for DONG Energy and ScottishPower Renewables on their 389MW West of Duddon Sands JV, dealing with the Crown Estate lease and all onshore cabling and substation landowner agreement
Gamesa Wind UK Limited
Acted for Gamesa Wind UK Limited in the sale of Carscreugh Renewable Energy Park to John Laing
Infinis plc
Acting for Infinis on corporate, planning, property and commercial matters including the £176.6 million acquisition from SSE of the Salswinton, Minsca and Slieve Divena windfarms and the related project financing and the operation Glenkerie and consented Gordonstown windfarms
Lloyds TSB
Acted for Lloyds TSB and the consortium of lenders on the £340 million financing of Centrical plc's Boreas portfolio of onshore and offshore windfarms
Mainstream Renewable Power
Acted for Mainstream Renewable Power on the Irish Energy Bridge, its 5GW project to connect onshore and offshore wind in Ireland to the UK mainland
SMartWind Limited
Acting for SMartWind Limited on the development of 4GW of power in Round 3 Zone off Hornsea, one of the UK's biggest Round 3 offshore wind zones, including property advice, consenting advice in relation to the Planning Act and marine consenting regimes and grid regulation advice on securing connection capacity from National Grid