Edd Johnson > Roythornes Solicitors > Nottingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Roythornes Solicitors

Work Department

Renewable energy, commercial property




Edd has particular expertise in the renewable energy sector advising on large scale solar and other renewable projects for both developers and landowners. As part of the team instructed to deal with in excess of 1,500 acres of proposed solar farms over the last 12 months alone, a particular highlight has been acting for Lark Energy on the largest solar farm in the UK, a 35MW scheme comprising 130,000 panels at Wymeswold in Leicestershire which was commissioned in March 2013. Edd has also recently been instructed to advise on the property aspects of a proposal to install four new AD/gasification plants across the UK with a combined capacity of in excess of32MW. A member of the firm’s minerals team, Edd spent six months in 2010-11 seconded to Lafarge Aggregates (now Lafarge Tarmac), one of the UK’s largest producers of construction materials. Here he developed a strong understanding of the commercial and operational requirements that drive property transactions and he continues to be instructed by Lafarge Tarmac, particularly in relation to its non-operational landholdings. The firm’s food team provides advice to clients throughout the whole food chain, from grower to logistics and distribution. Edd is the property department’s representative on the team and works closely with the other members to provide commercially focussed advice to clients in this key sector.

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Private client > Agriculture and estates

Roythornes Solicitors has a strong focus on land, property and estates with a nationwide client base consisting of farm businesses and estates. The firm has strong experience in a range of land transactions, ranging from residential and small leasehold arrangements to sustainable energy and agricultural land sales. The team is jointly led by Julie Robinson, Tom Foottit, Simeon Disley, Edd Johnson and Emma Hill. Notable developments included Alan Plummer retiring from private practice and senior associate Claire Hindmarch joining from Wilkin Chapman LLP.