Firm Profile > Prospect Law Ltd > Castle Donington, England

Prospect Law Ltd
DE74 2TZ

Private finance initiative (PFI) Tier 1

Prospect Law Ltd specialises in energy, nuclear power and infrastructure projects and disputes across the country and overseas, providing a full-service offering that combines legal expertise with a team of in-house engineers and economists. Edward de la Billiere focuses primarily on the regulatory and commercial components of major projects in the UK, the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Edmund Robb has a strong track record in disputes regarding public, environmental and planning law, in which he is known to act for private companies and on behalf of the government, depending on the case. Jonathan Leech is also recommended.

Other key lawyers:


‘Responsive, generally know our energy and infrastructure specialization very well, and provide good commercial advice that is not bogged down by too much legalese and jargon.’

‘The firm has a tendency to provide highly senior and specialist lawyers at much lower than average prices and without them having unwieldy teams of junior lawyers to manage.’

‘A multidisciplinary team that facilitates the drafting of contracts particularly well.’

Key clients

Underwater Construction Corporation

Countryside Renewables Capital LLP

Radioactive Material Transport Users Committee (RAMTUC)

Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables) Tier 4

With nuclear and renewable energy expertise, Prospect Law Ltd has a notable track record advising developers on subsidy regulations surrounding hydro plants and decommissioning mandates relating to nuclear sites; the group also handles the development of power generation assets and onshore wind and solar projects. Regulatory expert Edward De La Billiere also handles commercial issues.

Practice head(s):


‘Prospect Law Ltd. know our energy and infrastructure specialisation very well and provide good commercial advice that is not bogged down by too much legal ease and jargon.’

‘The ability to respond promptly to offer valued advice in an efficient manor. Expertise in our market area assists in the appraisal of our requirements. Team to team engagement is key to our desired approach for resolution and we feel we get more integration with the Prospect team and this collaboration and attentive efficiency suits our business objective.’

‘Multi disciplinary team, responsive, and it’s tendency to provide highly senior and specialist lawyers at much lower than average prices is hard to find elsewhere in the legal market, and it means clients can access the highest quality advice at the most affordable rates (because it is provided by senior people who have the benefit of many years of experience).’

Key clients

Underwater Construction Corporation

Countryside Renewables Capital LLP

Radioactive Material Transport Users Committee (RAMTUC)

Prospect Law specialises in the fields of energy, infrastructure, natural resources, maritime, international trade and insurance.

The firm: Prospect Law was founded in 2010, is owned and managed by barristers and solicitors, and is complemented by the input of its own team of technical experts. These technical experts include economists, regulatory specialists, electrical engineers and power grid experts.

Prospect Law is seen as a ground-breaking firm with a particularly impressive track record of both contentious and non-contentious work in the infrastructure and energy sectors. It has a strong reputation for offering regulatory advice, for example in the nuclear and renewable energy sectors on behalf of governments and regulators, and for challenging energy regulatory bodies and government departments.

The firm has been recognised by legal directories (including The Legal 500 in which Prospect Law is listed as a Leading Firm), for its expertise in the fields of Projects, Energy and Natural Resources.

Types of work undertaken
Corporate and Commercial law:
Prospect has developed specialist knowledge of UK and international regulatory systems affecting energy, infrastructure, and natural resources projects. Prospect’s legal expertise is supported by its technical specialists who advise in particular on EPC and operations and maintenance contracts affecting energy projects, grid connections, and power purchase agreements. Prospect Law’s client base includes companies based in the UK, the US, the EU and the MENA Region, as well as private clients, local authorities and public organisations such as energy regulators and local authorities.

Dispute resolution: Prospect’s combination of solicitors and barristers allows the firm to provide clients with a comprehensive range of litigation skill sets in house, and to deal with dispute resolution over a broad range of disputes, and in an efficient and cost-effective manner. The firm regularly appears at all levels in the UK courts, and in a range of matters involving commercial litigation (including arbitration and mediation), corporate governance and investor relations, fraud and regulatory law, planning and environmental prosecutions, and public law cases involving judicial review, declaratory relief and injunctions.

Environmental law: Prospect Law advises on environmental legislation and regulations, including environmental impact assessments (EIA) and other studies relating to planning applications, environmental permits, waste regulation and producer responsibility; environmental due diligence on corporate projects; claims for damages arising from pollution; representation during the criminal investigation of pollution incidents; environmental controls relating to water, chemicals, pesticides and biocides; and much more, including full-project support for traditional and renewable energy technologies, and other infrastructure and resources schemes.

Maritime, International Trade and Insurance Law: Prospect Law advises UK and overseas corporate clients on dry shipping matters including charterparties, bills of lading, letters of credit, bank guarantees and undertakings, and other shipping and banking documents; on Admiralty issues including collisions, salvage, general average, towage, wreck removal, pilotage, and limitation; on the sale and purchase of ships and other vessels including buying, selling, and scrapping, and on ship and offshore construction; on marine and non-marine insurance and reinsurance; on trade and international sale of goods; on public international law aspects of shipping including territorial disputes, embargoes and maritime blockades, marine pollution and environmental disasters, international safety regulations, and piracy, hijacking and other international crimes on the high seas; on dispute resolution, including litigation, arbitration and mediation; and on drafting contractual documents for shipping and trading ventures.

Nuclear energy: Prospect Law’s nuclear specialists advise UK and international clients on a full range of nuclear related matters from nuclear new build and decommissioning projects, to the full range of legal and regulatory issues surrounding the transportation, storage, security and treatment of radioactive substances. Our team are members of the International Nuclear Law Association and The Nuclear Institute. The firm currently works with the Nuclear Industry Association, the World Nuclear Association, CIRIA and UKELA, and its lawyers have on several occasions been commended by the United States Department of the Environment for work in facilitating intergovernmental discussions on financing nuclear new builds and decommissioning. Its range of expertise covers all areas of international governmental and new build issues and contracts.

Planning law: Prospect Law advises on national, regional and local planning policies affecting the full range of infrastructure, energy and natural resources projects. Its expertise covers planning applications, conditions and obligations, planning and enforcement appeals, statutory challenges, injunctions and judicial review applications in the High Court, and planning prosecutions and POCA proceedings.

Prospect Law also offers specialist legal advice in a number of complementary and linked areas of law which support our key specialisations including: Property Law, Employment Law, Immigration Law, and Regulatory Law.

Department Name Email Telephone
Directors Edmund Robb 07930 397 531
Directors Edward de la Billiere 07824 506 022
Commercial/corporate Rupert Cowen 07957 201 707
Dispute resolution Edmund Robb 07930 397 531
Planning/public Edmund Robb 07930 397 531
Regulatory Edward de la Billiere 07824 506 022
Employment Philippa Wood 07930 353 420
Immigration Alice Boyle 07775 902 935
Shipping Moray Hughes 07802 949 846
Shipping Reina Maria van Pallandt 020 7947 5354
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Edward Austin  photo Mr Edward Austin Edward Austin is a Commercial Real Estate Solicitor with over 25 years’…
Mr Rupert Cowen  photo Mr Rupert Cowen Rupert Cowen joined Prospect Law having been a partner at Hammonds and…
Mr John Faulks  photo Mr John Faulks John Faulks is commercial lawyer with over 25 years’ experience in a…
Ms Claire Harvey  photo Ms Claire Harvey Claire Harvey joined Prospect Law from US firm Squire Sanders Hammond. She…
Mr James Hilsdon  photo Mr James Hilsdon James Hilsdon is a solicitor advocate with over 20 years’ experience in…
Mr Jonathan Leech  photo Mr Jonathan Leech Jonathan Leech was a partner in Dentons energy practice before joining Prospect…
 David McIntosh  photo David McIntosh
Mr Justin Price-Jones  photo Mr Justin Price-Jones Justin Price-Jones qualified as a solicitor in 1998 and has gained wide…
Ms Gemma Shore  photo Ms Gemma Shore Gemma Shore is a commercial real estate solicitor. She trained at Trowers & Hamlins…
 William Wilson photo William Wilson
 Nina Winter  photo Nina Winter
 Philippa Wood photo Philippa Wood
Mr Edward de la Billiere  photo Mr Edward de la Billiere Edward has developed a particular specialisation in Regulatory Law, advising individual and…
Number of UK partners : 2
Number of other UK fee-earners : 40
English (fluent)