Kirsty Macpherson > Brodies LLP > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Brodies LLP

Work Department

Renewable energy.


Partner and co-head of renewable energy group, dealing with hydro-schemes, windfarms, biomass and AD plants. She has also developed a specialist knowledge in crofting and renewables being involved in numerous schemes where crofters have an interest; sales and purchases of development sites (brown and greenfield); investment purchases and sales and on-going lease managment work. Kirsty acts for both deveopers and landowners in the sale/purchase of land for residential and mixed-use development. She strives to keep law practical for clients and talking in plain English while keeping strategic overview on projects.


Trained Tods Murray 1998-2002; Gillespie Macandrew 2002-15 (partner 2007-15); joined Brodies 2015.


Millburn Academy, Inverness; University of New Hampshire (BA 1988); Aberdeen University, (LLB 1997).


Sailing; fishing; hill-walking.

Lawyer Rankings

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

The renewables team at Brodies LLP often finds itself at the forefront of developments in the onshore wind, subsidy-free, tidal, hydro and heat sectors. It advises international developers and funders on contract for difference (CfD) projects, subsidy-free onshore wind and solar projects, regulatory matters and power purchase agreements (PPAs). The team is jointly led by Keith Patterson (who focuses on transactional and project finance matters), Kirsty Macpherson and Michael Stoneham. Sarah-Jane McArthur specialises in low carbon energy projects, while managing associate Claire Reid focuses on wind, hydro and anaerobic digestion.