Energy & natural resources

Support for every aspect of your project from recognised specialists immersed in the sector.

Expert, forward-thinking advice

The transition from carbon energy is creating numerous opportunities, from alternative energy sources to energy storage and infrastructure projects.

Schofield Sweeney was one of the first law firms to invest in this sector, establishing our Energy and Renewables practice more than a decade ago.  We are delighted to be supporting industry innovators who are making a real difference by helping them create profitable business ventures.

Experience with a broad variety of energy and renewables work

We have in-depth specialist energy and renewables expertise and have been involved with many types of projects including wind, solar (ground array and rooftop), waste to energy, anaerobic digestion, biomass, combed heat and power, ground/air source heat energy and battery energy storage projects. Our clients operate regionally and nationally and include overseas organisations.

We have advised developers, landowners, investors, consultants and contractors.

Dedicated renowned specialists

We believe that those who have the skill and expertise are best placed to actually deliver the work. You should expect to deal with our leading specialists to ensure you are getting the very best and most efficient advice.

Our strategy is to provide the level of service people might expect from a City firm but without the cost and other drawbacks. This has resulted in us being chosen to manage several large (£100m+) energy projects and supporting other law firms which do not have the necessary expertise.

Adam Hastie  established and leads the practice and he is supported by dedicated renowned specialists with extensive experience in the sector.


The issues arising in the energy and renewables sector require innovative solutions and your lawyers need to be comfortable delivering the same way.

An example of our initiative includes the development of bespoke short-form user-friendly Options to secure sites quickly before competitors. A high degree of skill and ingenuity was needed to package a portfolio of sites into a multi-million-pound sale that needed to meet investor-grade requirements.

What areas do we cover?

Our specific expertise in energy and renewables projects includes:

  • Acquisitions and sales – including portfolios of small energy sites
  • Construction
  • Dispute resolution – including site assembly issues for renewables projects and enforcing energy contracts
  • Due diligence
  • Environmental
  • Fuel supply and fuel storage contracts
  • Funding – including investor, loan money and re-financing


  • Land assembly – including options, leases, transfers, access and cable easements/grid connection
  • Joint ventures and profit share arrangements
  • Management of projects
  • Maintenance service agreements
  • Planning
  • Power purchase agreements
  • Tax

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