Energy & Climate

Convert climate goals to competitive advantage

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Chart a course through the complex world of climate, turning environmental goals into tangible value.

Climate resilience and sustainable practices aren't just a responsibility, they can be a strategic advantage. We help you capitalise on opportunities in forestry, renewable energy, and natural capital markets, allowing you to make informed decisions that benefit both your portfolio and the planet.

Harnessing biodiversity net gain potential, developing large-scale renewable energy projects, or optimising grid infrastructure – we provide the guidance you need. Our services span the entire project lifecycle, from strategy and planning to implementation and monitoring, ensuring your climate initiatives deliver measurable environmental and financial returns.


Biodiversity Net Gain

Deliver BNG in strategic habitat banks that are designed to maximise environmental outcomes


Energy & Renewables

Powering the zero-carbon transition for landowners and developers



Unlocking the value of your woodland assets


Grid & Infrastructure

Straightforward solutions during complex infrastructure projects


Natural Capital

Investing sustainably doesn't mean sacrificing returns. Understand nature's economic value with expert guidance.

Image of Sustainable building Blog 07.03.24

In sustainable real estate, including Green Lease clauses is gaining significant momentum.

What will turn the dial for Green Leases?

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Commercial Webinar 04.06.20

Both political and public pressure are driving the sustainability agenda, and the property market needs to respond to this.

Prioritising sustainability in an uncertain economy

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Windfarms in Forestry.2 Events 31.10.23

Catch up on our webinar for legal professionals, exploring the current situation with Onshore Wind, recent developments, and their relevance to landowning clients. Watch on demand below.

Switch on to onshore wind

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onshore wind Insights 25.09.23

With a recent ‘loosening’ of planning requirements in England, landowners need to be ready to take advantage of the long-term rental opportunities that onshore wind can present.

Winds of Change: Opportunities for landowners in renewables

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It's in the numbers


of onshore wind in development

>30habitat banks

across England where we have facilitated their establishment


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Meet our trusted experts

Finlay Clark

Finlay Clark

Deputy Senior Partner, Head of Energy & Climate

Finlay holds great stock in developing long-term relationships with clients – an ethos which has seen him deliver many high-profile projects.

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Rosalind Clifford

Partner, Head of Energy & Renewables

A holistic approach to energy and renewable related property issues sets Ros head and shoulders above her peers.

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Roland Bull

Partner, Head of Rural Investment

Roland oversees rural investment property worth £1bn for the UK’s oldest landowners. He’s also helping shape the country’s newest and most sustainable investment markets.

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Tim Barratt

Tim Barratt

Partner, Head of Forestry

Tim leads our specialist forestry team, covering strategic asset management, valuations, sales, acquisitions as well as EIA and professional contracts.

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Biodiversity, Nature Reserve and Farm Opportunity Analysis

Our client's vision is to create bigger, wilder, more connected landscapes across three counties in the UK. To achieve its goals, we offered our expertise and support in land search and acquisition, and strategic site selection.

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Blary Hill Windfarm

A member of our energy and renewables team, who had intimate knowledge of the proposed windfarm on Kintyre in Argyll and Bute, was seconded to RES, the developer, to close off property matters to facilitate construction of the 14-turbine installation.

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Braxted Park Estate

Our client wished to better connect habitats across their estate, enhancing the nature network and in turn significantly increasing the diversity of species.

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Crystal Rig Wind Farm

When commissioned in 2003, the original Crystal Rig was the largest windfarm in Scotland. With a further 11 turbines now consented, the site will eventually exceed 100.


Cumberhead Wind Farm

The Cumberhead Forest Complex located in south-west Scotland forms part of a cluster development of operational, consented and planned windfarms. Our role was to negotiate the terms on behalf of the forest owner and represent developers on the forestry aspects of the planning applications.

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Dorn and Glyme Valley Environmental Master Plan

Aiming to establish a biodiversity net gain scheme and identify opportunities to improve sustainable agricultural practices within the northern part of the Estate, as well as proposing opportunities to incorporate education services to benefit the local community.

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Fordie Natural Capital

Investment house Foresight Group asked us to acquire a Scottish estate, which they could manage as a planet positive enterprise. By harnessing the potential of emerging ecosystem markets, we outlined how the estate could pioneer new business models to finance nature recovery at scale.

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Hagshaw Repower

Our landowning client asked us to explore their options when the developer sought to amend their draft lease for the repowering of a windfarm site and extend the lease term by nine years to maximise the life of the next generation of turbines. This complex situation required foresight and attention to detail to consider appropriate variations to lease terms.

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Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm

We acted on behalf of three separate landowners to deliver a strategic approach for their property when access and land rights were required for the development of NnG offshore wind farm. It wasn’t straightforward, but we like a challenge.

Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm project

Whitelee Solar, Hydrogen and Battery Storage

As demand for green energy increases, more renewable generation projects of all types are required. At the same time, operators must ensure that the electricity grid remains stable and secure.

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