Ms Claire Reid > Brodies LLP > Edinburgh, > Lawyer Profile

Brodies LLP
Capital Square
58 Morrison Street


Claire is an experienced energy lawyer with over 10 years in the industry having specialised early in her career.

She acts on behalf of landowner and developer clients in various renewable energy projects, primarily wind and hydro developments with some AD work. This has included the preparation and negotiation of options and leases as well as reporting on the terms of existing agreements, preparing certificates of title for lenders and borrowers and reporting on complex title issues. In particular Claire has been involved in one of the largest windfarms in Scotland dealing with all aspects such as title examination, dealing with ransom strips, negotiating leases and crofting law. She has also been involved in purchase and sale of assets within the secondary market and completing due diligence.

Claire also has experience in all aspects of real estate and can turn her hand to complex developments and deliver work in a timely and pragmatic way.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Rising stars)

Claire ReidBrodies 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.