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With the utilities sector facing a combination of increasing demand, issues around security of supply, ever stricter regulation and environmental pressures, it is little wonder that utilities businesses need commercial, practical advice from lawyers who understand the issues and priorities in this fast-moving industry.

Our highly experienced national team of specialist utility lawyers delivers in-depth sector know-how and innovative solutions to clients in the power (including oil, gas and nuclear), water and waste water, renewables and waste and resources markets.

Providing local knowledge on a national scale, we act for several of the big six energy providers, as well as for leading operators in other utilities industries. Our clients also include business that support and supply to the industry, such as contractors. 

From general legal and litigation services, to highly specialist and technical areas, we can advise you on a broad range of matters, including:

  • Competition & Procurement
  • Data Protection (including freedom of information and environmental information requests)
  • Environmental Compliance and Sustainability
  • Fraud, Bribery and Corruption
  • Health and Safety
  • Insurance and Claims Handling
  • Planning and Consenting
  • Shipping
  • Transport and Logistics.

With a dedicated team that includes lawyers who have worked in-house for utility providers, we offer a cost-effective combination of first-hand sector expertise, extensive experience and commercial insight. 

We deliver our services through sector focused products such as HR Rely, an annual fixed fee service providing expert advice, guidance and support for all your HR and employment law needs; Property View, an estate management tool; and EDAS, our 24/7 environmental defence and advice service.

We provide:

  • advice when and where you need it
  • local knowledge on a national scale
  • 'City' expertise at regional rates.

"We have been very happy with the level of service that we have received and feel that the firm offers straightforward advice at competitive rates."  

Chambers & Partners 2015