Carl is a Partner in our real estate litigation team in London. His particular focus is on issues and disputes relating to energy generation sites and infrastructure.

He advises energy sector clients on all aspects of property law, with particular experience in resolving landlord and tenant issues affecting renewable and distributed energy generation sites. He has a broad range of energy sector experience, having acted for clients involved in both conventional and renewable energy generation, as well as electricity and gas distribution network operators. Carl frequently handles network infrastructure related disputes for electricity network operators.

In 2015 Carl was seconded to act as in-house counsel for a leading anaerobic digestion business and in 2017 he was seconded to act as in-house counsel for the Networks team at SSE.

The 2020 edition of the Legal 500 recognised Carl's "key area of expertise" in the energy sector. He is ranked as a "Next Generation Partner" in the 2021 edition of the Legal 500, with the property litigation team being recognised as "a first port of call for power and utility companies".

In addition, Carl regularly advises developers, promoters and landowners on a diverse range of development issues. His experience includes advising on disputes relating to onerous planning conditions, breaches of development agreements, rights of way/access, highways, trespass and nuisance.

Carl is member of the Property Litigation Association.

Work

Energy generation

Representing a renewable energy investor in High Court proceedings arising out of an allegation that a solar farm grid connection cable was trespassing over adjacent land.

Energy Generation

MonSolar IQ Limited v Woden Park Limited [2020] EWHC 1407 Ch

Acting for the successful claimant in a case concerning the correct interpretation of rent review provision in a solar farm lease.

Property Investor

Regency Villas Title Ltd and Others v Diamond Resorts (Europe) Ltd and Others UKSC 2017/0083

Acting for the principal appellant in the leading Supreme Court case concerning the enforceability of recreational easements.

Energy generation

Acted for a major UK energy company in securing a High Court order for the eviction of climate change protestors from a coal-fired power station.

Developer

Represented the landowner in High Court proceedings concerning allegations of fraudulent misrepresentation arising out of a multi-million pound redevelopment of a prominent Central London property.