Sharpe Pritchard is a leading firm in the energy and renewables sector. Since completing our first waste to energy contract in 1995, our team has advised on some of the most significant and complex infrastructure deals to close in the last decade including 18 PFI and PPPs. The team has an enviable reputation nationally. 

We are familiar with all the latest developments in renewable energy technology, including:

  • energy from waste (EfW);
  • combined heat and power (CHP);
  • decentralised energy;
  • photovoltaic and renewable heat initiatives; and
  • on shore wind turbines.

In bringing projects to fruition, we provide advice in a number of areas including procurement, real estate, planning, construction contracts, structuring and funding of projects

Each of our lawyers has extensive experience in European procurement law.  We also advise on dispute resolution and guide our clients through mediation, adjudication, litigation, expert determination and arbitration.

Our lawyers also assist with issues such as environmental regulation, employment law and health and safety issues.

We work with our clients to identify the best and most appropriate procurement strategy and contractual mechanism to ensure projects are delivered economically and efficiently. We provide legal advice and guide multi-disciplinary teams through complex procurement, negotiation and due diligence processes.

Recent work

  • West London Waste PPP (winner of two awards in the 2014 PPP Awards including “Best Project” and “Best Team” and shortlisted finalist in 2014 for Infrastructure Journal “Deal of the Year: Renewables” and MJ Awards);
  • Milton Keynes waste and energy PPP;
  • Buckinghamshire waste and energy PPP;
  • Hertfordshire EfW PFI;
  • Suffolk EfW and CHP enabling; 
  • Cambridgeshire Waste PFI;
  • Eastbourne Borough Council's framework for solar photovoltaic panels for local authority housing and commercial stock;
  • wind farm projects– including representing a local planning authority and securing appropriate section 106 planning obligations (Yelvertoft, Harrington, Winwick, Watford Lodge, Kelmarsh and Lilbourne);
  • advising on section 106 obligations and planning and environmental law issues for energy planning applications.


What others say

"Sharpe Pritchard has notable expertise" and “Roseanne Serrelli and Nicola Sumner are ‘both at the top end of their profession" Legal 500, 2014.

Nicola Sumner is a “notable practitioner” and “respected by both peers and clients” Chambers UK, 2014. 

I know we pay for the service and you have high customer standards but just want to express my thanks for the help Juli has given us this week for completing another solar ‘deal’. Would have been sunk without herNick Adlam, Energy Initiatives Officer, Eastbourne Borough Council.


28 May 2019

NIS Regulations – One Year On
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10 December 2018

High Court awards damages against guarantor in GPP Big Field LLP v Solar EPC Solutions SL [2018] EWHC 2866
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4 May 2018

Rejecting a Tender when it ‘fails’ to pass a mandatory requirement – MLS (Overseas) Ltd and the Secretary of State for Defence
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