South: Law firm partners with NFU for green energy webinar

National law firm Clarke Willmott LLP hosted the first in a series of energy-focused webinars, partnering with NFU Energy to look at green energy projects in the agricultural sector.

The Green Energy Diversification event attracted over 230 people from a wide cross-section of industries including farmers, contractors, land and estate agents, funders, green energy consultants and planning specialists.

Priscilla-HallChaired by Priscilla Hall, head of green energy at Clarke Willmott, attendees also heard from specialist energy and agriculture sector-focused solicitors Paul Hazeldine and Amy Peacey from the firm, along with Jon Swain, technical director at NFU Energy.

Topics covered included leases and the pitfalls to avoid, feedstock agreements for anaerobic digestion plants and top tips on how the agricultural sector can play its part in helping to reduce carbon emissions through the adoption of green energy technologies and diversification.

Hall, who heads Clarke Willmott’s energy and natural resources practice, said: “It was great to see so many people attending the first of our green energy-related webinars. We were pleased to see so many professionals in attendance and I’m sure they found the content both informative and valuable. Our Q&A session was particularly useful with many issues covered from policy and legal queries to technical questions.

“I would like to thank the NFU for partnering with Clarke Willmott for this event, continuing our long-standing relationship as a panel firm for the NFU.”

Clarke Willmott is a national law firm with offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton and Taunton.

Anyone interested in receiving a copy of the presentation or further information on upcoming green energy events can email harriet.salisbury@clarkewillmott.com

For more information about Clarke Willmott visit www.clarkewillmott.com