Private Practice and In-House Energy/Infrastructure/Engineering Consultant and other attorney
- Wrappers if engaged on an ad-hoc basis - (a) MBC Law Ltd; (b) US law firm; (c) Asian law firms.
- Presently on secondment to Irish PE House owned Solar-Co.
Key areas:-Bespoke project agreements (concessions to TSAs); engineering and construction amendments to JCT/NEC3/FIDIC/IChemE/MF-Suite; UK company agreements; and, all related ancilliary documentation such as project security documents.
I worked for Biggart Baillie LLP between 2004 and 2006. I qualified in January 2006. During my time at Biggarts, I worked predominantly in corporate, projects and large-scale property deals. During this time I helped advise South Lanarkshire Council on their £394M - Secondary Schools Modernisation Programme PPP.
I joined Dickson Minto’s leading private equity team in 2006 and worked on MBOs, large-scale financings and insurance-brokerage acquisitions, and my main clients were based in Australia, Italy and the UK.
I then joined Lester Aldridge in 2007 to work within the Commercial Group. My experience in private equity, public companies, projects and IP/IT made up most of my practice. From June 2007, I worked on largescale procurements for the Projects Team and began building an expertise in construction law. During this time I acted in a Chambers Directory ranked team for a major defence contractor on their successful bid as part of the Airtanker consortium for the largest defence PFI in the UK to date, to construct and maintain the MOD’s £13Bn Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft.
In 2010 I joined Energos/Waste Gas Technology (part of ENER-G plc), where I was responsible for contracts on UK and overseas projects, e.g. working on the £950m Derby Waste PFI.
In 2011 I worked for a top three global, French law firm, and TMT company, before joining Padero Solaer and then Maypole/Bright Funding to work on UK groundmount, rooftop, residential portfolio, CEE and African solar pv plants.
I now specialise in corporate, projects and regulatory advice in renewable energy and energy-IT.
Projects (infrastructure/energy/civil and process engineering).
Admitted in Scotland as a solicitor and notary public.
Current practising member.
Admitted in England as a solicitor and notary public.
Current practising member.
Dec 2008 - Present
Solicitor (Sc., E.&W.); Contracts & Commercial Management
Construction; PFI infrastructure projects; Corporate M&A; Commercial Contracts.
Own Consultancy - 2009-2010
Energos AS and Energos Ltd - 2010-2011 - Cradle to Grave commercial/corporate/projects contracts; construction - JCT/NEC3/FIDIC/IChemE - ENERGY FROM WASTE
CMS Cameron McKenna, Vovan, TMT Company - 2011-2012
Padero Solar, Padero Solaer (PS Renewables), Maypole/Bright Funding - 2012 - 2013 - Cradle to Grave commercial/corporate/project contracts (including development/JV/securitisation fund insolvency remoteness amendments) - SOLAR
October 2013 - present - own consultancy on global cleantech/infrastructure projects - specialises in Anglo-/Civil Law Jurisdiction (French/Spanish/German/LATAM) relationship contracting.