Livingston James partners with Bute Energy to appoint Senior Legal Counsel

*Please note this opportunity is now closed to further applications. Should you be interested in similar roles and wish to have an exploratory discussion, please contact Sophie Randles at [email protected].


Bute Energy is a developer of large-scale onshore renewable energy projects in the UK, with a development pipeline in excess of 2GW of generating capacity in Wales currently. Recently backed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, who have an exceptional track record of investing in large and complex energy infrastructure projects globally, Bute Energy looks to accelerate the development of their portfolio and bring significant supply chain and economic benefits to Wales and the wider UK in time.

Bute is growing its existing team to drive the business through the next stages of consenting and delivery. The business is now looking to appoint into the critical role of Senior Legal Counsel.


The Senior Legal Counsel will provide proactive and strategic legal advice and guidance to the Executive team and the wider business to ensure risk is effectively mitigated and legal and regulatory considerations are addressed in a timely and efficient manner.

The Senior Legal Counsel will be an experienced lawyer with a proven track record of drafting and negotiation of complex legal matters, as well as working effectively as part of a team including providing development of and support to colleagues effectively. The ability to build and maintain successful relationships with the management team and key stakeholders is essential, as is the facilitation of smooth and effective decision-making that enables the business to deliver its strategic objectives.

We are looking for a qualified solicitor in England (can be dual qualified), with relevant degree and post graduate qualification. Candidates should be minimum 5 years’ PQE (law firm or in-house), and ideally with broad experience gained in corporate, projects, infrastructure or energy/renewable energy related matters.


For further information on this role please see the profile below or contact leading consultant, Sophie Randles at [email protected] for a conversation.


Bute Energy – Senior Legal Counsel PP


Bute Energy is an equal opportunities employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

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