Jamie is a public and regulatory law specialist in the Public Law, Regulatory and Competition practice at Brodies LLP in Edinburgh. He has experience advising both regulators and regulated entities on all aspects of public and administrative law, economic and utilities regulation, procurement and state aid, and has particular experience in the gas and electricity, water and transport (including civil aviation) sectors. A career highlight has been advising Ofwat on the opening of the retail market for non-household water and sewerage services in England and Wales.
Jamie writes regularly on Brexit and public law issues and has nine years' experience teaching administrative and public law at the University of Edinburgh, where he also teaches EU law. He is a member of the Scottish Public Law Group and UK Constitutional Lawyers' Association. A former researcher to the UK Ministry of Justice's Bill of Rights Commission, Jamie maintains a keen interest in all matters relating to the UK's devolution settlements.
Jamie is secretary to the Scottish Competition Forum (the Scottish equivalent of the Competition Lawyers' Association) and a member of the Law Society of Scotland's advisory committee on competition law.
The relationship between competition law and energy regulation is of considerable political and economic importance. This Practice Note outlines the energy regulatory framework and explores recent competition law developments in relation to the energy sector, including in relation to market definition, market investigations, merger investigations and antitrust investigations.
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