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    Environmental, Energy & Utility

    We Make it Possible to generate a brighter future for your business

    Environmental considerations are becoming a more pressing concern both nationally and in HD’s localities. Due to increased consumer pressure and more stringent environmental regulations, more and more businesses require legal expertise to assist them.

    At HD we recognise that our Energy and Utilities Clients are currently those particularly affected but we are also able to assist Clients involved in:

    • Property & construction
    • Architecture and conservation
    • Land development
    • Estate management
    • Energy companies
    • Renewable companies and start-ups
    • Utility companies.

    Our team of solicitors are able to offer specialist expertise to businesses and individuals across a span of industries. We provide commercial advice and support to our clients throughout every aspect, making it possible for our clients to exploit new opportunities and mitigate the risks of operating within their sectors.

    Our energy lawyers offer expertise across a range of energy technologies. These include:

    • Solar power legal advice
    • Wind energy legal advice
    • Gas & oil extraction and storage, including legal advice on fracking
    • Anaerobic Digestion
    • Biomass legal advice
    • Hydro power legalities
    • Geothermal Power
    • Coal
    • Energy from waste

    Our team also includes specialist renewable energy solicitors from across our service lines, and together we deliver expertise to our clients in the following areas:

    • Property, corporate and business acquisitions and disposals
    • Planning applications and site preparation, including obtaining the necessary permits, licences and insurances to enable you to carry out works
    • Acquiring and granting of easements and rights of way
    • Compulsory purchase and statutory compensation
    • Advice on compliance with the regulatory framework to ensure energy works are carried out safely and prosecution is avoided
    • Advising on service and procurement contracts with regards to renewable energy law
    • Energy Dispute Resolution Services, including litigating contractual disputes, company disputes, construction disputes and defending claims brought by regulatory bodies like the Health and Safety Executive and Environment Agency
    • Joint Energy Ventures
    • Share Purchase Agreements including Solar Power Purchase Agreements
    • Drafting bespoke contractual documents and litigating contractual energy disputes

    Furthermore, our links with other professional firms and consultants across the region, and through our membership of the Alliot Group, mean that our energy lawyers can assist you wherever you operate in the world.


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    As part of our service to you, we will continue to collect, use, store and share your data safely and securely. This doesn’t require any action on your part.

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