2012

News and Legal Cases/Activity from Prospect Law

October – December:

  • Corporate and Commercial: Prospect completes on facility for a wind development in Scotland (December 2012)
  • Hydro-Electric: Prospect instructed to advise with Prospect Energy on a hydro development in Scotland (December 2012)
  • Commercial: Prospect instructed to advise on loan facility for a wind development in Scotland (November 2012)
  • Commercial: Prospect instructed to advise, on behalf of a landowner, on Option and Lease arrangement for a wind development in the Midlands (November 2012)
  • Planning and Environmental: Prospect wins High Court statutory challenge concerning the unlawful development of protected woodland in Berkshire, representing Wokingham Borough Council in Felix Cash v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Wokingham Borough Council [2012] EWHC 2908 (Admin) (October 2012)
  • Judicial Review: Prospect issues a further Letter Before Claim on behalf of five solar PV firms joining the FITs damages claim launched by the firm against DECC (October 2012)
  • Planning and Environmental: Prospect represents Brent London Borough Council in jury trial concerning environmental offences at Harrow Crown Court (October 2012)
  • Commercial: Prospect instructed to advise on Option and Lease arrangements for a 2+ Mw ground-based PV system in Gloucestershire (October 2012)

July – September:

  • Corporate and Commercial: Prospect instructed by major High Street bank to propose a system for selecting approved renewable energy equipment for lending facilities, in conjunction with Prospect Energy (September 2012)
  • Planning Law: Prospect instructed to advise on planning issues for wind turbine development scheme within a UK National Park (September 2012)
  • Human Rights Act (HRA) and Litigation: Prospect launches High Court damages claim against DECC on behalf of three firms in relation to the October 2011 Ministerial Announcement by Greg Barker MP on proposed changes to FITs rates for solar PV installations (August 2012)
  • Judicial Review: Prospect issues Judicial Review proceedings against the Office of Fair Trading in relation to the supervision of the OFT Consumer Code of Conduct operated by Renewable Energy Assurance Ltd. (August 2012)
  • Commercial: Prospect instructed to advise on loan agreements for wind development in East Midlands (August 2012)
  • Injunctive Relief: Prospect issues High Court proceedings seeking declaratory and injunctive relief against the Renewable Energy Association and Renewable Energy Assurance Ltd (July 2012)
  • Award: Prospect is announced as “Law Firm of the Year 2012” in the BusinessGreen Leaders Awards ceremony at the Royal Garden Hotel in London (July 2012)
  • Corporate and Litigation: Prospect instructed to advise in relation to civil proceedings being brought outside the UK against a major international corporation, with a connected cartel investigation (July 2012)

April – June:

  • Commercial: Prospect completes Option and Lease agreements for a major Wind Farm project in north-east Scotland (June 2012)
  • Commercial: Prospect advises on Software distribution agreement for a UK company distributing into China / the rest of Asia (June 2012)
  • Human Rights Act (HRA) and Litigation: Prospect instructed to advise six renewable energy companies on a potential damages claim following the successful outcome of its Judicial Review in the High Court challenging Greg Barker’s unlawful Ministerial Announcement in October 2011 on proposed changes to the FITs scheme  (May 2012)
  • Property Law: Prospect instructed to advise on property law issues for a major ground-based PV system at an agricultural estate in Hampshire (May 2012)
  • Nuclear: Prospect invited to be a panel member at the International Framework for Nuclear Energy Co-operation (IFNEC) workshop on Financing Nuclear New Build (May 2012)
  • Presentation: to the RICS Scotland Rural Mid-Session on renewable energy issues in Perth (April 2012)

January – March:

  • Presentation: to the RICS East Midlands Renewable Energy Conference (March 2012)
  • Nuclear: Prospect instructed to provide quarterly updates to RAMTUC on regulatory issues affecting radioactive materials transportation (February 2012)
  • Public Law: Prospect instructed to represent Solar Century Holdings Ltd in the Supreme Court (February 2012)
  • Public Law: Prospect represents Solar Century Holdings in the Court of Appeal in Solar Century and Others  v The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change [2012] EWCA Civ. 28 (January 2012) Court-of-Appeal-Judgment
  • Presentation: On environmental law enforcement issues to Simons Group (January 2012) Transcript
  • Article: for Renewable Energy Installer Magazine (January 2012)
  • Presentation: to the Middle East Association on “The Future of Nuclear Energy in the Middle East and North Africa” (January 2012)