International legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised on the disposal of ten operating solar plants to NextEnergy Solar Fund Limited totalling 46.6MWp for a total investment value of £52.9m. All sites have been constructed and all connected to the grid prior to March 2017.

The Portfolio comprises:

  • Fiskerton (13.0 MWp, Lincolnshire)
  • Thornborough Grounds (5.0 MWp, Buckinghamshire)
  • Sywell (5.0 MWp, Northamptonshire)
  • Temple Normanton (4.9 MWp, Derbyshire)
  • Brafield (4.9 MWp, Northamptonshire)
  • Balhearty (4.8 MWp, Clackmannanshire)
  • Little Irchester (4.7 MWp, Northamptonshire)
  • Coton Park (2.5 MWp, Derbyshire)
  • Huddlesford House (0.9 MWp, Staffordshire)
  • Huddlesford Park Lane (0.9 MWp, Staffordshire)

The Osborne Clarke team was led by Energy and Utilities Partner Shane Toal. The team included Corporate Partner Matthew Bodfield, Senior Associate Jonny Murphy and Senior Associate Alex Underwood, Real Estate Senior Associates Jonathan Mills and Camilla Handford, Planning Senior Associates Anna Harlow and James Blackwell and Associate Ben Naish. Projects Senior Associate Amy Stray and Banking Senior Associate Lucy Daniels also advised.

Osborne Clarke has an established and well-respected position as one of the leading law firms advising on renewable energy projects and transactions. For over 20 years, it has helped clients to seize new opportunities and meet the challenges of making energy generation clean, affordable and secure. The combination of the team’s experience and understanding of the energy sector means they are regularly called upon to support businesses on all aspects of their commercial, regulatory, corporate, finance and construction legal needs.

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