Sarah-Jane McArthur > Brodies LLP > Glasgow, United Kingdom > Lawyer Profile

Brodies LLP
G1 3BX
United Kingdom

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial


Sarah-Jane is a versatile lawyer with experience on major project delivery across several sectors including energy, waste, transport, water, education and health. She acts for the public sector, developers, contractors, investors and lenders. She guides clients through the early stages of projects on structuring, procurement and finance including ‘first of a kind’ projects. She also advises on operational projects including sales and refinance.

Her focus in the energy sector is on renewables where she has supported developers, sponsors and banks on windfarms (both onshore and offshore), hydroelectricity, solar, bioenergy and tidal projects. Additionally, she has supported the development of a large number of district heating projects. Sarah-Jane has drafted and negotiated a variety of commercial contracts particularly in the energy and utilities sectors and provides regulatory advice on support schemes and licensing.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Public sector > Local government

Brodies LLP’s local government offering runs the gamut of public sector work with the team advising on a wide range of high-profile contentious and non-contentious matters. It has significant experience in the infrastructure, energy and construction sectors and regularly advises on related contract, governance and investigations matters. Practice co-head Jackie McGuire, based in Glasgow, is recognised for her expertise advising on major infrastructure projects, while co-head Niall McLean, in Edinburgh, advises local councils on governance matters with particular strength in contentious work. Other key members of the team include Sarah-Jane McArthur, Lynne Marr and Stuart Murray.

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

(Next Generation Partners)

Sarah-Jane McArthurBrodies LLP

Acting for a broad range of clients including developers, operators, overseas utilities, landowners, investors and contractors, the practice at Brodies LLP offers specialist expertise across the range of renewable energies, from hydro and wind farming to solar and bioenergy. Particularly strong advising the independent power producer (IPP) sector, the team is co-headed by Keith Patterson, who leads on transactional work and the firm’s well regarded project finance capabilities. Kirsty Macpherson also leads the team and brings over 20 years of experience advising developers and landowners on renewables projects, with specialist knowledge regarding rural land crofting issues. Sarah-Jane McArthur is noted for her in-depth knowledge of renewable subsidy regimes and the wider regulatory environment, while managing associate Claire Reid has been involved in some of Scotland’s largest wind projects.