2013

News and Legal Cases/Activity from Prospect Law

October – December:

  • Prospect effects introduction between landowner and investor for two ground mounted PV projects totalling c. 12 MW and is instructed pending completion of Heads of Terms to negotiate option and lease (December 2013)
  • Prospect Law and Prospect Energy instructed to conduct legal and technical due diligence for wind project in the Midlands (December 2013)
  • Prospect secures High Court injunction regarding environmental offences on behalf of a Local Authority in South-East England (December 2013)
  • Prospect issues a High Court claim for declaratory relief concerning the Renewable Energy Assurance scheme’s consumer code (December 2013)
  • Prospect instructed to advise on potential High Court challenge against government policy on Fracking (November 2013)
  • Prospect instructed in High Court committal proceedings in respect of environmental offences and injunction breaches (November 2013)
  • Prospect lawyers join ministerial trade trip to Saudi Arabia (November 2013)
  • Prospect advising a major UK banking group on reviewing its debt policy for wind turbine developments when in possession of P90 exceedance values (October 2013)
  • Prospect assisted in obtaining planning consent for a 2 turbine 4-5 MW wind development within a National Park & now advising the developer on an appropriate financial structure, as well as drafting the EPC, forming the SPV, drafting the lease to the SPV, and drafting the O&M Agreement (October 2013)

July – September:

  • Prospect instructed in landmark Court of Appeal case concerning a major financial award for environmental offences under the 1990 Town and Country Planning Act (September 2013)
  • Prospect instructed in High Court Judicial Review proceedings concerning the grant of planning permission for the demolition of a historic listed property in South-East England (September 2013)
  • Prospect instructed to represent a North London local authority in POCA proceedings for planning and environmental offences at Harrow Crown Court (September 2013)
  • Prospect instructed in relation to aviation issues affecting proposed wind farm development (September 2013)
  • Prospect instructed on tender for wind development, including advising on all associated supplier contracts (September 2013)
  • Prospect instructed on various IT related contracts, both domestic and international (September 2013)
  • Prospect lawyers invited to attend inter-Government meeting of International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation (IFNEC) in Abu Dhabi, October (August 2013)
  • Prospect instructed to advise in major civil and criminal fraud litigation concerning a high tech listed firm and in a number of international jurisdictions (August 2013)
  • Prospect instructed to advise on the legal aspects of renewable energy projects concerning a major infrastructure project in mid Wales (August 2013)
  • Prospect instructed in planning enforcement challenge to the Court of Appeal (August 2013)
  • Prospect instructed in High Court injunction claim concerning planning offences under s187B of the 1990 Town and Country Planning Act (August 2013)
  • Prospect instructed in High Court Judicial Review proceedings concerning permitted development rights for use of property in Berkshire (August 2013)
  • Prospect instructed in Crown Court Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings concerning environmental offences in North London (August 2013)
  • Prospect instructed to advise on facility documentation for construction of a wind turbine (July 2013)
  • Prospect instructed to advise on international shareholders dispute involving complex jurisdiction issues (July 2013)
  • Prospect instructed to advise start-up in technology sector on financing and share issues (July 2013)

April – June:

  • Prospect successfully prosecutes for environmental offences under the Town and Country Planning Act at Willesden Magistrates’ Court (June 2013)
  • Prospect succeeds in £500,000 Proceeds of Crime Act case at Harrow Crown Court concerning environmental offences in North London (June 2013)
  • Prospect instructed on High Court section 187 B proceedings concerning environmental enforcement proceedings in Berkshire (June 2013)
  • Prospect Law and Prospect Energy complete on lease and associated support and issues for a hydro project in Scotland (June 2013)
  • Prospect advises on successful planning application for wind turbines in a National Park (June 2013)
  • Prospect approached to advise on a planning application for a wind turbine that had encountered difficulties with the Civil Aviation Authority (June 2013)
  • Prospect instructed on High Court injunction application on behalf of a UK Solar installer (May 2013)
  • Prospect instructed to advise on Option and Lease for large ground-mounted PV farm (May 2013)
  • Prospect represents local authority in High Court planning injunction proceedings concerning a major waste recycling operation in south-east England (May 2013)
  • Prospect instructed to advise on statutory High Court challenge concerning East Anglian wind farm development affecting listed buildings and protected landscapes (April 2013)

January – March:

  • Prospect instructed by financiers to advise on three separate wind projects in the UK (February 2013)
  • Prospect in conjunction with Prospect Energy concludes negotiations on ground-based solar farm in the west country (February 2013)
  • Prospect instructed to advise on technical wording for lease for the development of a hydro project (February 2013)
  • Prospect issues Judicial Review proceedings in the High Court on behalf of a continental EU based Solar Thermal installation manufacturer (February 2013)
  • Prospect issues Injunctive Relief proceedings under s187B of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 in respect of a major unlawful waste recycling operation in southern England (February 2013)
  • Prospect representing 17 solar PV firms in consolidated FITs Ministerial Announcement damages claim against DECC totalling £140m (January 2013)
  • Prospect invited to attend Jordan as part of a UK delegation to discuss with the Jordanian Government advising on the international regulatory regimes and associated legislation for their nuclear energy programme (January 2013)