Renewable Energy

Renewable energy in Scotland is growing at an immense rate, and the vast expanse of land, plentiful wind, rivers, waves, tide and sunshine available provides an excellent opportunity to develop renewables projects. Our lawyers work collaboratively with clients across the sector, pioneering projects and contributing to the future of renewable energy and natural resources in Scotland and across the UK. 

Our clients value our integrated approach to projects from land matters, consents and procurements through to build-out, operations and disposals. Our lawyers provide practical, clear advice based on their expert knowledge and experience, tailored to fit our clients' specific requirements.

“Innovative, collaborative, pioneering and approachable, MacRoberts’ Energy & Natural Resources team has in-depth knowledge of both the challenges and opportunities facing clients in this sector – and the practical know-how to meet them.”

Nick Jones, Head of Energy & Natural Resources
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  • 'They are responsive and understand clients' needs.'

    Legal 500
  • 'Nick Jones and team often seem an invisible part of our business.'

    Legal 500
  • 'MacRoberts' energy team is well-equipped to advise on a range of energy projects, with particular experience in hydro schemes, real estate, land agreements, planning permission and onshore wind projects.'

    Legal 500
  • "They put themselves in our shoes and really get an understanding of the business."

    Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession
  • "They show strong leadership and understand the commercial approach."

    Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession
  • "They have a high level of experience on land agreements for wind farms in Scotland. We value their expertise in this area."

    Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession

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