Clare is an energy lawyer with over a decade of experience in the sector. She specialises in clean energy projects and sustainability, focussing on commercial, regulatory and transactional work. She acts for developers, equity and debt investors, joint venture partners, ESCOs, energy consumers, aggregators and suppliers, supporting clients in asset evaluation, structuring, due diligence, project management, contract development and deal execution.
Clare has a Natural Sciences degree from Durham University as well as a Law degree from Cambridge University. She trained at Hogan Lovells and worked in their Energy & Infrastructure team for five years post-qualification, following which she was a senior member of the Energy Projects team at Osborne Clarke before joining Freeths in September 2018.
Energy & Waste
Her experience includes solar PV, onshore and offshore wind, batteries and other energy storage tech, energy from waste (including anaerobic digestion and gasification), CHP and CCHP, peaking plant, asset aggregation and virtual power plants, electricity and heat networks, and energy services. She also advises on low carbon business, sustainability, energy efficiency, electric vehicles, EV charging infrastructure and smart metering.
Clare’s commercial and regulatory expertise includes ESCO frameworks, optimisation services contracts, power purchase agreements, electricity and heat supply terms, balancing services contracts (including frequency response), capacity market agreements, all major renewables support regimes (including Contracts for Difference, Feed-in Tariffs, the Renewables Obligation and the Renewable Heat Incentive), electricity licensing and grid connections.
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