Alan is a Partner in our projects practice and heads the firm’s environment and energy group, with a focus on advising clients in the renewable energy sector.
He has more than twenty years’ experience working for clients across the renewables technologies, including wind, solar, biomass, water, landfill gas, energy from waste and anaerobic digestion, and is embedded in the industry.
Holistic advice on climate change, sustainability and low-carbon business is a core part of his practice, which encompasses waste management, contaminated land, pollution and environmental protection in corporate and property transactions. He has particular specialisms in energy management and storage, power and heat purchase agreements and private wire, reserve power and ancillary services arrangements.
He works for a wide range of clients across the environment and energy sector, ranging from large established businesses to younger, entrepreneurial companies. He prides himself on speaking the same language as his clients, thanks to his deep enthusiasm for the sector, and he enjoys a network of relationships across the industry that allows him to remain at the cutting edge of market developments.
Alan qualified at Osborne Clarke in 1984 and has been head of the environment and energy group since 1990. He is also a director of Regen SW, the independent centre of sustainable energy expertise in the South West of England, and is company secretary of FareShare South West, an organisation that redistributes surplus food from the food and drink industry to a network of groups working with disadvantaged people.