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Sandy Abrahams

Sandy Abrahams specialises in clean and low carbon energy projects and UK climate change legislation. She has worked on a wide range of renewable energy deals, including acting on the development of the first utility scale wind farm in the Middle East, advising on utility scale solar farms in Jordan and working on a number of the UK's largest, low carbon district heating schemes. Sandy advises on the full range of project documents required for clean and low carbon energy development providing strategic legal advice to a wide range of clients including the International Renewable Energy Association (IRENA), Total Solar, Lend Lease, Enfield Council, Metropolitan Homes, Pure Leapfrog, Community Energy Scotland and Open Utility. She is also actively involved in policy development, giving evidence at select committees and at government working parties, assisting representative bodies of community energy groups and helping industry to develop transformational models encouraging local energy generation and supply. 'Sandy is thorough, professional and practical. She has a wealth of energy sector experience and is always able to communicate in plain English ' a quality that shouldn't be underestimated. We work with her closely and she is a valuable part of our team.' (James Johnston, CEO, Open Utility). Before co-founding the specialist renewable energy firm Lux Nova Partners, Sandy was a partner in the Climate Change & Energy team at Temple Bright LLP, having previously worked at Nabarro LLP for seven years.
Contributed to


District Heating Networks in England and Wales: The evolving regulatory and contractual regimes
District Heating Networks in England and Wales: The evolving regulatory and contractual regimes
Practice notes

This Practice Note summarises the regulatory and contractual issues associated with District Heating Network projects (in some contexts referred to as ‘communal heating’) in the UK. It includes coverage of Metering and Billing Regulations, SI 2014/3120, relevant provisions of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) Code of Practice, the Heat Trust Scheme and the CMA market study into domestic heat networks in the UK, along with key District Heating Network project documentation and issues arising in negotiation.

Practice areas


  • Community Energy England
  • DECC Working Party on Local Energy Supply
  • Legal Response Initiative
  • Commons Select Committee on Climate Change
  • Association for Decentralised Energy
  • UK Environmental Law Association
  • UKELA Climate Change Working Party
  • Power for the People
  • Wild Law


  • Contributing Author


  • Post-grad: Legal Practice Course (Commendation), College of Law, London
  • Under-grad: BA (Hons) Law (2.1), University of Cambridge 2001-2005

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