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

Walker Morris LLP
33 Wellington Street

Work Department

Energy, Infrastructure & Government




Ben is a projects lawyer with over ten years’ experience advising public and private sector clients on projects and commercial contracts. Ben has advised extensively in the leisure sector and more recently has specialised in waste, energy from waste and anaerobic digestion projects, advising on some of the largest and most complex waste projects in recent years.

Ben is a partner in the Firm’s Energy, Infrastructure & Government Group and also leads the Team’s work in the anaerobic digestion sector.

Lawyer Rankings

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

Walker Morris LLP draws expertise from its real estate, projects, construction and finance departments to handle national, low-carbon infrastructure projects for public and private clients. Practice head Ben Sheppard has extensive experience advising on waste and energy-from-waste projects, while Jules Harbage recently assisted with the engineering contracts for energy and gas storage projects. Gwendoline Davies focuses on energy litigation, notably acting for renewable energy providers in damages claims. The team also advises on rail and housing projects. Judith Pike is also a key name to note.

Yorkshire and the Humber > Public sector > Local government

The local government department at Walker Morris LLP offers advice on the full range of public law issues, including governance, finance, state aid, procurement, real estate, development, planning, environment, employment, regulatory as well as waste, housing or leisure. The firm has longstanding relationships with over 100 authorities as well as public and private stakeholders, including government departments and agencies, NHS bodies and contractors. Ben Sheppard advises public and private sector clients on local government matters, including PPPs and public sector procurement. Chris Woodthorpe specialises in public sector real estate, acting on complex regeneration, development and housing transactions.