Renewable energy expert arrives at law firm

Bristol law firm TLT has hired renewable energy real estate specialist Joe Kelly as partner.

Joe is the fourth partner to join the firm in five months.

He first qualified at TLT in 2012 and has since spent over ten years at Eversheds, before returning to TLT after working as a director in EY Law’s clean energy team.

Joe brings extensive experience advising on all legal real estate aspects of clean energy technology projects including wind (onshore and offshore), solar (ground based and rooftop), tidal, biomass, anaerobic digestion, battery storage and interconnector schemes. He is also experienced at securing funding for, selling, and advising funders and purchasers of renewable projects.

Offering expert understanding of the energy and real estate sectors means that Joe is well placed to advise on site development, sale, acquisition and financing of renewable energy and infrastructure projects.

Joe will be based in the firm’s Bristol office and will work alongside the national future energy and real estate teams, as the firm continues to expand the depth of expertise and breadth of service it offers to clients.

The news follows a number of key strategic hires in TLT’s future energy team including the appointment of four new future energy partners – Nick Shenken (real estate), Michael Kruger (banking & finance), Juliet Stradling (regulatory) and Victoria Quek (banking and project finance).

Maria Connolly, head of future energy and real estate at TLT said: “Joe’s appointment is another part of our strategy of investing in our future energy capabilities, which has seen us become a go-to advisor for top players and forward thinkers in the clean energy space. Joe is a highly accomplished lawyer with a broad spread of experience which will be hugely valuable to our clients – we are delighted to welcome him back to the fold.”

Joe said: “Having been away for over a decade, it feels great to be returning to TLT at such an exciting time for the future energy team and the sector at large. After spending time on the other side of transactions and hearing how happy clients are with TLT, I knew it would be a good time to return. I’m looking forward to reconnecting with the firm and to supporting the development of TLT’s future energy practice.”