Law firm appointed to water giant’s legal panel

Janet James

Law firm Shakespeare Martineau has been appointed to Anglian Water Group’s legal panel of advisers.

Led by Janet James, a partner in the firm’s energy team, Shakespeare Martineau will be advising Anglian Water on a variety of matters relating to property, property litigation and planning. The appointment is set to last five years, with the possibility of a three-year extension.

Anglian Water operates in the East of England and Hartlepool, covering an area of 27,500 sq km and providing water and water recycling services to 6.8m people every day. The company also operates a number of reservoirs, including Rutland Water, one of the largest man made lakes in Europe.

Shakespeare Martineau is joined on the Anglian Water panel by Pinsent Masons, Linklaters, Herbert Smith Freehills, Addleshaw Goddard and TLT.

Janet James, partner and energy specialist at Shakespeare Martineau, said: “The water sector is one we’re really focused on at the firm and it’s a privilege to be working with Anglian. The company is involved in some incredibly innovative projects, including plans to achieve energy and carbon neutrality, and it will be fantastic to work with them and see these goals come to life.

“We have a team full of positive, passionate people, all focused on providing the best possible service to our clients. I think I speak for everyone when I say that we can’t wait to get started.”