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Browne Jacobson broadens its construction offering with appointment of nuclear and renewable energy specialist

9 March 2022

Browne Jacobson has broadened its national construction and engineering offering with the appointment of construction partner Zoe Stollard into its Birmingham office.

Zoe has particular expertise in the nuclear and renewable energy space and brings with her almost 20 years of experience in advising on non-contentious UK and overseas construction & infrastructure, property, and commercial related projects. She is highly experienced in creating legal frameworks for complex deals and developments, including construction interfaces with funding, property / leasing issues, corporate restructures, and agreements with interested third parties / stakeholders.

Zoe, who previously headed up law firm Clarke Willmott’s nuclear sector, has worked with clients from across a diverse range of sectors including, energy & infrastructure, real estate development, banking & finance, retail & leisure and social housing. She is ranked as a ‘leading individual’ in legal directory, Legal 500.

Tim Claremont, partner in Browne Jacobson’s construction and engineering team, commented on Zoe’s appointment:

“I am delighted to welcome Zoe to the firm. She is a highly respected construction lawyer who has some fantastic experience in the nuclear and renewable energy sector and has led on some high profile, large scale national and international construction projects.

“She will be a great fit with our existing and prospective clients as there is a real synergy between her credentials and expertise and our offering and ambitions, particularly around ensuring the drive for carbon neutrality remains high on the agenda.”

Zoe added: “I am thrilled to be joining such an ambitious and well-respected law firm. Browne Jacobson’s dynamic construction team have an excellent reputation for providing good quality commercial legal advice to a premium client portfolio, whilst the firm is very focused on its responsibility to make a positive impact across business and society. This is what really stood out for me.”

Zoe joins Browne Jacobson’s growing national construction practice which is split across four of the firm’s five office network. The team works with domestic and international corporations, contractors, subcontractors, developers, funders, suppliers, end-users, insurers and occupiers on a range of contentious and non-contentious local, national and international construction matters. Its client portfolio cuts across manufacturing, education, energy, retail, health and public sector.

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