Adam Hastie > Schofield Sweeney > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Schofield Sweeney

Work Department

Commercial property.


Adam Hastie joined the Real Estate Department at Schofield Sweeney in June 2009, having previously been a Partner at Eversheds heading up their private sector development team in Leeds.  Adam has also worked at Addleshaw Goddard.

Adam has experience in all types of property transactions, including property management (such as landlord and tenant deals), investment and development work. He has helped deliver complex projects involving joint venture/profit share arrangements with detailed site assembly including planning/highways agreements, utility service, infrastructure and construction issues.  Adam’s experience includes the retail, leisure, office, health and education sectors working for public and private bodies. 

Since 2009 Adam has developed the firm’s energy practice which includes renewable energy projects. He has acted for developers, landowners and contractors/consultants on schemes including wind, solar, biomass, waste to energy and battery storage.  His work has included the development of a user-friendly option and lease structure to help build up multi-million pound multi-site projects and on their sale.


Adam Hastie joined the real estate department at Schofield Sweeney in June 2009, having previously been a partner at Eversheds and also having worked at Addleshaw Goddard.


Pocklington School; Manchester University; College of Law, York.


Three children.

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Projects, energy and natural resources (including PFI) > Infrastructure and energy

Schofield Sweeney’s renewable energy practice has a specialism in small energy sites and is able to handle large transactions for international equity houses and pension funds. Adam Hastie leads the group, which also fields Karen Crutchley, who is the commercial contact noted for negotiating renewable fuel and heat supply contracts. The group acts for developers, funders and consultants on wind, solar, biomass, waste to energy and battery storage projects.

Yorkshire and the Humber > Real estate > Commercial property: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Schofield Sweeney is well-equipped to handle a full range of real estate specialisms, with Darren Birkinshaw leading on residential acquisition and development, joint ventures and commercial landlord and tenant matters. Manjit Virdee ‘always provides first class service’ on property finance mandates. Richard Innes and Adam Hastie are key contacts for retail and energy sector work.