Lewis specialises in renewable energy projects and has experience in acting for developers, landowners and funders in relation to both large and small scale wind, hydro and solar PV developments. He has acquired a particular focus on onshore windfarm projects, assisting with the negotiation of option agreements and leases, and advising on obtaining deeds of servitude and wayleaves for overhead and underground grid connection routes.
He also acts for a major utility provider on a variety of property transactions, advising on land acquisitions and disposals for development sites, cable and pipe deeds of servitude, and title examination and reporting.
After completing his traineeship Lewis undertook a Masters in Environmental Policy at the University of Cambridge. This course analysed the design, implementation and assessment of environmental policy, and has provided Lewis with an in-depth understanding of the legal, economic and political challenges and trends in the renewable energy sector and, in turn, how they may affect the commercial interests of his clients.
Lewis has also spent time acting as an environmental law consultant with ClientEarth, advising on the legal and regulatory issues affecting nature conservation in connection with both Special Areas of Conservation and Special Protection Areas as designated under the EC Habitats and Birds Directives, respectively.
Qualifications: LL.B (Hons); Dip LP; MPhil (Cantab)
Joined the firm: 2015