Built Environment

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Andrea is a Professional Support Lawyer at LexisNexis, specialising in environmental law. She has a background in contaminated land and environmental insurance, and a Masters degree in waste management. She qualified in 1997 at Browne Jacobson and later worked in the Environment and Planning team at SJ Berwin, before moving in house to work as Senior Solicitor at Certa (UK) Ltd. More recently Andrea has worked as a legal consultant, completing projects for blue chip companies. Andrea is an active member of the UK Environmental Law Association.
Sarah worked in planning departments at several city firms, including SJ Berwin, Wragge Lawrence Graham and Norton Rose Fulbright, before joining LexisNexis UK in January 2017. She has experience of planning and compulsory purchase law and regularly advised landowners, investors and developers on all planning law aspects, with a particular focus on large-scale development, regeneration and infrastructure schemes. Sarah also has considerable experience conducting planning-related legal proceedings.
Ruth is a solicitor specialising in energy law. She has extensive regulatory and transactional experience in projects within the power, renewables and oil & gas sectors, both in the UK and internationally, and often with a project finance dimension. Her experience includes advising on electricity interconnector development projects, gas pipeline projects, power plant projects (including IPPs, wind farms and waste to energy plants), electricity trading (including on Grid Trade Master Agreements (GTMAs), and advising a power exchange on the development of standard documentations), energy M&As, energy sector privatisations, gas purchase and gas tolling agreements, and joint operations.

Ruth trained and qualified at Dentons (including a six-month stint in their Moscow office), and subsequently worked at Allen & Overy, Herbert Smith Freehills and Ashurst. Ruth joined LexisNexis® in March 2020. She has written a number of articles which have been published in various publications.
Katrina is a paralegal in the LexisPSL Energy and Environment teams. She recently graduated with a law degree from Durham University, where she was a student member of the Durham Energy Institute and the UK Environmental Law Association. As part of her course Katrina also completed a dissertation entitled ‘Shareholder Primacy over Planetary Security: how the Companies Act 2006 fails to bring about corporate action in the face of climate change’, which has since been published in the Durham Law Review.

Jon is Head of the Built Environment Group at Lexis®PSL.

Jon trained at Hogan Lovells and qualified into the firm's construction disputes team. Jon has experience of acting for various parties in relation to disputes arising out of construction and engineering projects in various jurisdictions. Jon has acted for clients in TCC litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediation as well as providing advice on various aspects of construction and engineering projects.

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Built Environment

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Built Environment

First published in LexisPSL. LexisPSL Environment includes a dedicated subtopic with practical guidance and legal news items on responsible business, human rights...

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 In Mears v Costplan [2019] EWCA Civ 502, the Court of Appeal has provided a useful summary of the law on the meaning of practical completion.The ruling is...

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Built Environment

On 13 March 2019, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, delivered the Spring Statement 2019. As part of this, he announced that further planning reforms would...

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Built Environment

The HM Treasury has announced that the government is introducing a series of initiatives to tackle climate change and deliver clean growth, preserving the planet for...

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The third Contracts for Difference allocation round (AR3) will commence on 29 May 2019.AR3 will only be open to less established technologies, which for the first time...

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