Carol has a wealth of experience working on large infrastructure projects and delivers legal advice in a commercial and pragmatic way.
Carol is a Legal Director in our Energy & Utilities Group based in London. She focuses on renewable energy, nuclear energy, oil and gas and aviation fuelling.
Carol has advised on a number of solar and wind projects, in the UK and internationally, acting for both developers and contractors, putting in place Power Purchase Agreements, Transmission Connection Agreements, EPC and O&M Contracts and ancillary documents to facilitate funding by institutional investors.
She advises a national oil company on various aspects of their business, including their Refinery Refurbishment project involving design and engineering contracts and related documents for refurbishment and upgrading, including BDP and FEED contracts; contracts for 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; advice on seismic testing contracts and drilling services agreements; lease and rig management contracts for offshore platforms; and Software Licence Agreements.
Through Carol's work in the oil and gas sector she has developed expertise in aviation fuelling, providing legal support to airport operators. This involves drafting and negotiation of Operator Agreement, Fuel Storage and Hydrant Services Contracts, Into-wing Provider Agreements, Fuel Supply Contracts, Vehicle Leasing arrangements and aircraft refuelling indemnities.
Carol joined us in 2013 and prior to this she worked in the nuclear industry for a number of years, advising EDF Energy on its procurement and contracting strategy for its nuclear new build facility at Hinkley C, a highly regulated project. As part of this, Carol spent a year in Paris working with the EDF legal, procurement and engineering teams. She previously advised British Energy on supply chain strategy and procurement contracts, including high value FIDIC and NEC3 Contracts, long term key supplier frameworks, O&M Agreements and obsolescence of plant contracts. She has developed a keen understanding of consenting, regulatory compliance and corporate governance issues which require to be accommodated within such documentation and remains active in the nuclear sector.
Carol's experience is strengthened through her secondment roles with Jacobs Engineering, the Scottish Government, British Energy and EDF Energy which have provided insight into the specific concerns of industry and government and how these can be addressed.
Carol has an LLM in Construction Law and provides full life project advice, from procurement strategy and contract options, through negotiation and project delivery to operational issues and dispute avoidance.