I am a legal director in our Energy & Utilities Group in London, I focus on renewable energy, nuclear energy, oil and gas and aviation fuelling, applying my experience working on large infrastructure projects to deliver commercial, pragmatic legal advice.

I provide full life project advice, from procurement strategy and contract options, through negotiation and project delivery to operational issues and dispute avoidance.

In the renewables field, I have advised on a number of solar and wind projects in the UK and internationally, acting for developers and contractors, putting in place Power Purchase Agreements, Transmission Connection Agreements, EPC and O&M Contracts and ancillary documents to enable funding by institutional investors.

In the oil and gas sector I have advised on a number of matters, including a refinery refurbishment project involving design and engineering contracts for refurbishment and upgrading, including BDP and FEED contracts; contracts for the purchase and transportation of crude oil and LPG; Consortium Agreements between the client and other key players in the oil industry and academic world to bring them together to implement Mirecol, a research and development project.

As a result of my work in oil and gas, I have developed expertise in aviation fuelling, providing legal support to airport operators. This involves drafting and negotiating Operator Agreement, Fuel Storage and Hydrant Services Contracts, Into-wing Provider Agreements, Fuel Supply Contracts, Vehicle Leasing arrangements and aircraft refuelling indemnities.

Before joining the team at Bird & Bird in 2013, I worked in the nuclear industry for a number of years, advising EDF Energy on its procurement and contracting strategy for the highly regulated new build nuclear facility at Hinkley. This involved spending a year in Paris working with the EDF legal, procurement and engineering teams. I remain active in the nuclear sector, with a keen understanding of consenting, regulatory compliance and corporate governance issues.

Education
  • University of Strathclyde, Master of Laws (LLM), Construction Law
  • The University of Dundee, Legal Diploma
  • The University of Dundee, Bachelor of Laws (LLB Hons)
Admissions
  • The Law Society of Scotland in 2001