Although it’s one of the most exciting sectors renewable energy is still relatively new. Yes, it has great opportunities, but it also brings its own specific challenges.

To be confident, you need to tread carefully and seek advice from people who really know what they’re talking about.

Reassurance that comes from experience

Stephens Scowns has the largest dedicated renewables team in the south west of England, with a wealth of experience. We’ve advised on some of the UK’s most innovative projects, from wind to solar, tidal to anaerobic digestion.

What’s more, we’re recognised as a leading authority on finding solutions that benefit investors, landowners and communities. Our team is steeped in knowledge and we care deeply about the whole concept of renewable energy. You’ll find us expert but approachable. And we’d be delighted to talk to you about your renewable energy project.

Our role in renewables

We’ve been involved in some notable UK renewable ‘firsts’, including the first wind farm, the first solar farm, and being the first legal firm to publish white papers on local energy supply and anaerobic digestion.

Our expertise covers:

  • wind power
  • solar power
  • tidal power
  • anaerobic digestion
  • large scale biomass
  • buying and selling of projects
  • community energy projects

And we’re the first port of call on renewables matters for leading names such as Bath & West Community Energy, Sunfarming UK Ltd, Annesco and Close Brothers Asset Finance.

Our recent experience includes:

  • grid sharing agreement on a 5×5 solar project
  • acting for the borrower on a £50m funding line
  • completing the registration of over 20 community interest companies
  • acting for the lender on an £8m anaerobic digestion plant
  • the launch of White Papers on Local Energy Supply and The First 180 Days in the Life of an AD Plant
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Mike Rowe


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Rebecca Rashid

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Simon Morris


Sonya Bedford

Partner and head of renewable energy

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