Will Woodall > Burges Salmon LLP > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Burges Salmon LLP

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Real Estate.


Will is a partner in Burges Salmon’s award-winning Infrastructure team, and has specialised since 2005 in the Energy sector. He has particular expertise in advising on the numerous real estate issues which are faced by clients developing, investing in and funding Energy assets.

Recent experience includes:

    • Extensive, market-leading experience of advising on all real estate aspects of solar, onshore wind, anaerobic digestion, biomass, reserve power, battery storage, hydro-electric and energy from waste projects.
    • Advising investment funds and renewable energy companies (including Bluefield, Greencoat, Downing and Octopus Energy Investments) on the acquisition, financing and disposal of renewable energy assets and on the legal asset management of their portfolios.
    • Advising numerous developers of renewable energy projects (including Anesco, Renewable Connections and Conrad) across all technologies on the property arrangements for their developments.
    • Leading teams working on the development of major infrastructure projects including advising on offshore and onshore property arrangements for offshore windfarms and Carbon Capture and Storage pipelines. These often involve long cable or pipeline routes, requiring significant numbers of agreements and the efficient legal management of multiple contracts.
    • Working on innovative structuring arrangements assisting the deployment of rooftop solar installations and on-site energy centres.

Real Estate Partner specialising in energy and infrastructure projects and healthcare. Advises: developers, investors and funders of energy projects across the whole range of technologies, infrastructure projects and healthcare property. Recent highlights include advising Bluefield on the acquisition and financing of £110m portfolio of 15 operational solar parks, Anesco on its solar and battery developments and Vattenfall throughout the development of England and Wales’ largest wind farm (Pen Y Cymoedd). Advising on investment into and refinancing of numerous on-farm anaerobic digestion plants, ground mounted solar parks and rooftop solar installations. Market leading experience in battery storage and reserve power plants. Advising a major healthcare company on its property portfolio.


Trained Farrer & Co, qualified 2002, solicitor 2002-04; Burges Salmon LLP 2005-present, partner 2012.


Solar Trade Association.


Attended Uppingham School; University College, Oxford (1993 BA (History)).


Hill walking, camping, cycling, skiing and golf.