Mr Paul Minto > Addleshaw Goddard > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Addleshaw Goddard

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Paul specialises in energy and climate change law, planning and environmental matters relating to renewable energy projects. Paul is experienced in the full range of legal services, from greenfield development and audit of environmental impact assessments, through to the sale or purchase of renewable energy-generating assets, including electricity supply, public procurement, community ownership, and power purchase agreements. Paul’s clients include renewable energy project developers, utilities, electric vehicle developers, landowners, public procurement bodies, private companies and investors. Paul maintains a strong reputation in the renewable energy sector. He is exceptionally well connected, knowledgeable and a strong deal facilitator. Clients say ‘Paul is very personable and consummately professional. He challenges us to ensure that as a client our approaches are tested and found to be fit for purpose’.


Industrial marketing and manufacturing resource planning ICI 1988-91; national accounts manager (sales and marketing) BT 1991-94; trained as a solicitor Cullen Kilshaw; qualified 1999; solicitor and director of corporate services DGHP 2000-07; associate solicitor HBJ Gateley 2007-12, partner 2012 to date; non-executive director Community Energy Scotland Trading (trading subsidiary) and Scottish Borders Housing Association Plus (trading subsidiary).


Law Society of Scotland.


St Joseph’s College, Dumfries; University of Glasgow (1987 BSc Agricultural Chemistry; 1996 LLB; 1997 DipLP); University of Strathclyde (1988 Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing).

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Projects, energy and natural resources > Energy (excluding oil and gas)

Addleshaw Goddard‘s group is recognised in Scotland for its work in the onshore wind sector, where it  advises a range of established developers, funders, contractors, and new market entrants. While the team is notably strong in corporate and financing matters, the planning consent and dispute resolution teams are increasingly active in the space. Alan Shanks heads up the practice, and Paul Minto advises on energy and climate change regulatory issues.