NQ Solicitor - Projects & Construction (Energy and Sustainability)

Employer
Trowers & Hamlins
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
29 Oct 2022

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Contract Type
Permanent
Practice Area
Construction, Energy
Experience Level
0-2yrs PQE
Role Classification
Lawyer
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Job Details

Trowers & Hamlins is a City-led, international and national law firm with over 160 partners and 950 staff. With offices across the UK, Middle East and Asia, we provide a full-service integrated offering.

Our clients operate in diverse industry sectors such as construction, transport and infrastructure, banking and financial services, distribution and logistics, education and health, hotels and leisure, defence, engineering and surveying, charities, retail and energy and natural resources. We also act for many high net worth individuals.

We are different and we believe it is our people that make us unique. We expect and respect that you and your talents are too. The truth is we don't prescribe who you are or how you ought to be. It's what you can do that interests us most.

While the work on offer is rewarding and often complex, the qualities we look for are simple. The ability to get on with people from all walks of life, for example. To talk and to listen. To develop the sorts of relationships that mean you win the friendship and loyalty of clients and colleagues alike. In short, to connect. These are the characteristics our people all have in common. They are vital, as is the drive and imagination to use your unique talents to the full. We will help you in this. In fact, we will support you in every way we can.

The opportunity

Our Energy & Sustainability team advises on a range of energy related projects focused on the UK market.  We have a leading practice advising on real estate related energy infrastructure – covering everything from utility connections through to on-site renewable energy generation, power purchase agreements, the transition to electric vehicles and the development of district heating networks. We also advise on wider energy efficiency and decarbonisation retrofit, working with clients to bring together blended funding to improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions.

We work closely with colleagues in our construction, real estate, planning, corporate, banking and tax teams to provide seamless advice on energy related projects. We are at the forefront of innovation in the sector, helping our clients navigate the energy transition and how that impacts the built environment.

Our team is a core part of the firm's Responsible Business initiative, working with clients to reduce carbon footprints, build aligned supply chains and incorporate climate-related drafting in wider contracts. That covers projects aimed at delivering Net Zero targets, and also wider ESG driven initiatives.

This is a great opportunity for a qualified lawyer with interest in the energy sector and wider climate change mitigation, who would join our UK team to focus on the development of the domestic market 
 

What you'll be doing

  • Advising developers and  landlords on heat networks (including ESCO concessions, customer supply agreements, and outsourced services such as billing/administration and operation and maintenance).
  • Advising on the delivery of energy efficiency and decarbonisation retrofit works for residential and commercial property.
  • Advising on Renewable Energy projects, including rooftop solar and battery storage
  • Support on regulatory/licencing issues relating to energy generation and supply.
  • Advising on utility connections including ICP and IDNO arrangements.
  • Advising on Power Purchase Agreements and Heat Supply Agreements.
  • Advising on contracts for the installation and operation of Electric Vehicle Chargepoint Infrastructure.
  • Monitoring and reviewing developments in UK Government Policy and developing structured advice on implications for developers, landlords and operators.
  • Active participation in marketing initiatives aimed at energy, decarbonisation and ESG.
  • Building and maintaining effective client relationships 

 

What you'll need

The firm has a Career Development Framework which sets out the competencies we expect of those at the Solicitor grade.  In particular for this role we require:

  • Experience of advising on energy related contracts,
  • Excellent technical skills,
  • Strong client focus,
  • Ability to prioritise work effectively and meet deadlines
  • Ability to deal with innovative deals and bespoke documents
  • Drive and enthusiasm,
  • Commercial awareness,
  • Excellent academic record,
  • The willingness to learn and develop an understanding of climate change and the energy transition.

As part of our firm recruitment policy our candidates are subject to employment screening background checks. These checks include personal details, education and employment history, professional qualifications and credit and criminal checks as appropriate.

Trowers & Hamlins is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity and inclusion. All applications will be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role and will be treated equally irrespective of Ethnicity, Gender (including Trans and non-binary) Race, Disability, Religion and sexual orientation.

Company

Trowers & Hamlins is a City-led, international and national law firm with over 130 partners and 830 staff located across the UK, Middle East and Far East, we provide a full-service integrated offering.

Our clients operate in diverse industry sectors such as construction, transport and infrastructure, banking and financial services, distribution and logistics, education and health, hotels and leisure, defence, engineering and surveying, charities, retail and energy and natural resources. We also act for many high net worth individuals.

We are different and we believe it is our people that make us unique. We expect and respect that you and your talents are too. The truth is we don't prescribe who you are or how you ought to be. It's what you can do that interests us most.

While the work on offer is rewarding and often complex, the qualities we look for are simple. The ability to get on with people from all walks of life, for example. To talk and to listen. To develop the sorts of relationships that mean you win the friendship and loyalty of clients and colleagues alike. In short, to connect. These are the characteristics our people all have in common. They are vital, as is the drive and imagination to use your unique talents to the full. We will help you in this. In fact, we will support you in every way we can.

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Telephone
+44 (0)20 7423 8000
Location
3 Bunhill Row
London
EC1Y 8YZ
GB
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