Leading environmental and clean energy experts, Sharpe Pritchard LLP, is proud to announce it has again been recognised for a second consecutive year in the prestigious Legal 500 Green Guide, solidifying its position as a leader in environmental law.
The ranking underscores the firm’s commitment to sustainability through environmental advocacy and innovative projects and initiatives.
The firm has played a key role in groundbreaking projects, including the Swaffham Prior District Heating Project, an innovative heat network for a water company and developing a private wire arrangement for a local authority’s energy from waste plant. The firm has also been involved in some of the nation’s biggest projects including advising central government on its core offshore wind policies and subsidy schemes advising windfarm manufacturers and port providers.
The firm is committed to supporting public sector clients and the critical role they play in addressing the climate crisis at both national and local levels. The firm launched a free feasibility support scheme for local authorities to help them roll out renewables projects, providing 10 hours of free legal support for eligible green projects in the feasibility phase. Recognising that the success or failure of renewable projects is often determined by their planning and early phase considerations, it aims to enable more communities and organisations to achieve their sustainability goals and positively impact their environment.
Partner, Steve Gummer said: “We are delighted to be once again included in this exclusive list of firms ranked in the Legal 500 Green Guide.”
“We are proud to have been involved in some of the UK’s biggest environmental projects this year. However, we are just as proud to have provided support across local government to help stretched local authorities deliver green projects for their area.”
The firm also leads by example as an organisation, working to reduce their carbon footprint and putting sustainability at the heart of operations. They have eliminated scope 1 and 2 emissions, thanks to the use of 100 per cent renewable electricity which is a significant step in moving towards becoming a Net Zero law firm. This year, the firm also reported a 13 percent reduction in its carbon footprint per employee.
Chief Operating Officer, Nadia Biles Davies said: “Our commitment to the environment and sustainability is woven into the fabric of our firm. It represents who we are as a firm, not just in our operations but in how we support our clients. For the second consecutive year, our inclusion in the Legal 500 Green Guide is a testament to our dedication and hard work in this space which has produced measurable results.
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