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Expert advice for landowners in renewable energy projects, exploitation of mineral rights on your land

Whether you are thinking of purchasing a wind turbine, constructing an anaerobic digester, investing in a solar farm or installing a biomass boiler, we can help. We provide sound legal but down-to-earth practical advice that will help you to make the right decisions and minimise the risks, particularly if you’re planning to restructure your business or need finance or investment.

We have built up expertise over the years on the legal structure of sand, gravel and limestone projects enabling our clients to have peace of mind.

We have several long-standing farming clients for whom we act in connection with the sale or purchase of land, easements, renewable energy and fracking projects and other property issues.

Recognised by legal directories as one of the most respected law firms working in agriculture and rural affairs, our specialist team are well placed and experienced to provide you with market based legal solutions and advice.

The practice is based in Lincoln serving clients across Teesside, North and East Yorkshire and the East Midlands.

The types of renewable energy, mining and mineral rights work we can help you with

The commercial aspects:

  • Reviewing and advising on the risks inherent in contracts for supplying, constructing, commissioning and maintaining renewable energy generators 
  • Company restructures and associate shareholder agreements
  • Joint ventures and investment agreements
  • Bank funding in relation to renewable projects


The property aspects:

  • Option agreements, leases, and easements
  • Legal charges and security over land
  • Grid connection easements and leases


Disputes

  • Supply and post installation disputes including statutory noise nuisance from wind turbines 
  • Statutory appeals and judicial reviews in relation to planning applications

Examples of our renewable energy, mining and minerals legal work

  • Acted for a client who granted a lease for a solar park project. Due to our experience, we were able to broker adaptions to the operator’s standard documentation
  • We act for a mining company on acquisitions on mineral and land rights
  • We support a number of clients on the legal structure of various sand and gravel, and limestone quarrying projects.

How we work

We pride ourselves on the strong relationships we forge with our clients and their professional team, taking time to understand their priorities, successes, frustrations, and aspirations. We then provide sound legal advice to protect their financial, business, and personal interests, both now and for the future.

Our established team is based in Lincoln and offer genuine expertise and specialism for landowners looking to diversify their operations into renewable energy projects or take advantage of mineral deposits on their land.

Lincoln

Francoise Vandale, Agricultural Law Solicitor At Langleys Solicitors In York And Lincoln

Françoise Vandale

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01522 508 786

07720 091 169

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Legal Directory Feedback

Innovative and keen to help support clients and their businesses, not only solve their legal problems.

Legal 500, 2021

They are accessible and practical when carrying out work, showing good subject knowledge.

Chambers, 2021

Their strength is the variety of diverse expertise they have within the team.

Chambers, 2021

Excellent knowledge and timeliness.

Legal 500, 2020

Very intelligent, very professional and very thorough.

Chambers, 2020

I have worked specifically with Langleys’ agriculture and renewables teams and always found them to be very knowledgeable. They are prompt to respond and deal with matters quickly and efficiently. The clients get an excellent explanation of what the paperwork means

Legal 500, 2022
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