Mr Ben Sheppard > Walker Morris LLP > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Walker Morris LLP
33 Wellington Street

Work Department

Energy, Infrastructure & Government




Ben has over 20 years’ experience as a projects lawyer and specialises in the infrastructure and energy sectors. He advises contractors, developers, investors, funders, technology providers and local authorities on renewables and low carbon projects including hydro, solar, battery storage and private wire PPA projects.

Ben is recognised for his expertise in the waste sector where he has acted on many of the UK’s PFI, PPP and merchant energy from waste projects and several of the largest biogas and biomethane (‘gas to grid’) projects in the UK.

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Public sector > Local government

Walker Morris LLP acts for local authorities throughout the UK and public and private sector stakeholders operating in the sector including government departments and agencies, NHS bodies, registered providers, utilities companies, funders and major contractors. Areas of expertise encompass public procurements, governance work, subsidy control issues, and freedom of information matters; the group also covers real estate, construction, employment, corporate and finance work. Ben Sheppard handles PPP, PFI and outsourcing contracts, while Chris Woodthorpe is a real estate specialist; the pair jointly lead the group.

Yorkshire and the Humber > Projects, energy and natural resources (including PFI) > Infrastructure and energy

(Leading individuals)

Ben Sheppard – Walker Morris LLP

Walker Morris LLP has demonstrable experience in the waste and bioresources sectors and advises its roster of clients on energy from waste, anaerobic digestion and biogas projects. The ‘commercially astute’ team frequently leverages the expertise of other departments within the firm to provide multidisciplinary advice on infrastructure and energy mandates. Ben Sheppard, who is a key contact for energy from waste, renewables and low carbon energy matters, jointly leads the practice alongside real estate partner Judith Pike. Litigator Gwendoline Davies and construction expert Jules Harbage are also key members of the team.