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A highly experienced national team of utilities specialists delivering knowledge and solutions to clients across the following sectors - power (including oil, gas and nuclear), water and waste water, renewables and waste and resources.

The utilities sector faces increasing demands and pressures from all angles, both on an international and national scale, from regulators, government, customers and shareholders.

We understand these demands and recognise that the ultimate focus for all operators is on the delivery of an excellent customer service.

The specialist team at Weightmans works with its clients to ensure they can deliver a truly exceptional service to their customers.

Weightmans delivers practical and commercial advice from lawyers who understand this fast-moving industry. Our specialist team includes lawyers with the following expertise - commercial, corporate, projects and construction, dispute resolution, employment, real estate and planning, environment, health and safety, marine and shipping, competition and procurement, IP and IT, tax and pensions.

Providing local knowledge on a national scale, we count several of the big six energy providers amongst our clients, as well as leading water and waste companies.

Offering the quality of a City team delivered at regional rates, our team includes lawyers with in-house utility provider experience – a cost-effective combination of in-depth sector expertise, extensive experience and commercial insight.

The specialist team are regular contributors to Utility Week and speak at a range of national conferences.

We regularly deliver in-house training programmes to directors, managers and the wider workforce, either face-to-face or through webinars, to help clients manage risk across their businesses.

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Services Testimonials

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

New law published gives time off and pay to bereaved parents

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill has now been published. This will give bereaved parents the right to time off work following the death…

Phil Allen Partner
On Balance - Winter 2017

Delivering the very best client service to drive bottom line performance is the theme of this latest issue of On Balance.

Tim Lang Partner

Yorkshire Water fined £350,000 for sewage pollution of Harrogate watercourse

On 17 August 2016, Yorkshire Water was fined after admitting that they had illegally discharged sewage into a Harrogate watercourse.

£1 million fine for Thames Water Utilities Ltd

On 4 January 2016 St Albans Crown Court ordered Thames to pay a £1m fine in respect of two offences under the Environmental Permitting Regulations…

Environmental fines: the only way is up

In the recent case the Court of Appeal confirmed that £100m fines are appropriate for the most significant environmental offences by the largest…

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