Media Release: Harper Macleod energy team continues to grow

HARPER Macleod LLP, one of Scotland’s leading commercial law firms, has made two new additions, welcoming Nick Kemp and Omar Ali to their expanding Energy & Natural Resources team.

Headed up David Bone, Harper Macleod’s Energy & Natural Resources team now has 12 full-time energy lawyers, who are supported by nine additional Partners, each working within specialist areas such as planning, construction, commercial contracts and community benefit who can be called upon as required.

Nick Kemp brings over seven years experience in working with landowners of all sizes, from individual crofters and small estates, to entire island communities and will be assisting them in taking full advantages of the opportunities arising from renewable energy.

Omar Ali also has over seven years experience working in the energy sector and spent time on secondment with one of the UK’s largest renewables developers. Omar will be working on a full range of projects including wind farms, hydro stations and biomass plants, from initial development, throughout the planning process and into construction and operation.

David Bone, partner, Harper Macleod LLP says the new members of his team are arriving at an important and exciting time. He said: “The renewable energy industry continues to buck the economic gloom and doom and our team has grown to meet the needs of our new and existing clients.

“Nick’s knowledge and insight of the crofting community is crucial, in what is a specialist area of the market, while Omar has experience of working on some of the UK’s largest wind farm developments and both will make telling contributions to our team.”

Should you have any queries in relation to purchases and sales, decrofting applications, resumption applications, or assignations of croft tenancies, then Nick can be contacted at or by telephone on 0131 247 2531

Omar Ali is also available to discuss any queries about energy and how Harper Macleod can assist with any needs or requirements. You can contact Omar directly at or on 0141 227 9396

About Harper Macleod LLP – Legal Advisers to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Established in 1988, Harper Macleod is a dynamic law firm with a reputation for partnering with clients to deliver commercially-focused legal advice. Headquartered in Glasgow, we are also based in Edinburgh and Inverness and serve clients both in the Scottish market and their requirements throughout the UK. We have a complement of 48 partners and a total headcount of almost 300

The firm is noted for its expertise in key industry sectors, including Banking & Finance; Energy & Natural Resources; Food, Leisure & Hospitality; Healthcare & Life Sciences; Insurance; Property & Construction; Public Sector (including Housing); Retail; Sport; and Family-owned Businesses.

Clients include Clydesdale Bank, SSE Renewable Developments, William Hill, E.ON, Direct Line Group, Glasgow 2014 Limited, CBRE Investors, The Forestry Commission Scotland, The Department for Work & Pensions, The Scottish Government, HEROtsc, HSBC, The Scottish Premier League and Optical Express.

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Derek Christie

PR & Communications Manager

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