Renewable Energy has been at the heart of Prospect Law’s work since the firm was first established in 2010. Initially the firm advised on purely legal issues and for that work very quickly won awards for its pioneering and effective approach to development proposals.

Now Prospect Law advises on issues arising across the full range of its Multi-Disciplinary skillsets including commercial and contract adviceinsurance and risk managementeconomics and financing, grid connections, and technical feasibility studies. Clients range from Middle East Governments through to banks, developers and private individuals.

Examples of work we have completed include:

  1. Advising on a successful planning application and associated High Court challenge for an Energy from Waste plant in the middle of a City.
  2. Advising on the financing of wind and solar farms on mainland Europe using sharia-compliant funds.
  3. Advising on the development of cost effective insurance ‘pools’ for the renewables sector.
  4. Advising a Government on the pricing of its renewable energy electricity.
  5. Advising on Ofgem related compliance issues affecting a biomass plant in the UK.
  6. Advising on a planning application, property law and subsequent commercial development proposals for an energy from waste plant on a closed landfill site.
  7. Advising a Middle East energy ministry on the strategy for the development of a multi-GW renewable energy programme.
  8. Advising on the consequences of a retrospective change to Government subsidies in the UK, and bringing successful public law challenge.
  9. Providing technical feasibility studies for clients wishing to develop renewable energy projects on their own property assets.
  10. Providing technical due diligence for banks that are taking security over energy projects.
  11. Advising a UK hydro electricity developer on technical and legal issues arising from the breakdown and reconstruction of a hydro plant in the Western Isles.
  12. Advising on private wires providing electricity to industrial units from neighbouring renewable energy facilities in both the UK and the Middle East.
  13. Advice on grid connection capacity and negotiating cost of new grid connections, using OFGEM appeal mechanisms where necessary.
  14. Advising a UK solar developer on the development and onward sale to pension funds of various ground based solar facilities across the UK.

For more information contact:

Edward de la Billiere on 020 7947 5354 or by e-mail on