Esme Macfarlane

Credentials

  • Solicitor
  • LLB (Hons)
  • Diploma in Legal Practice
  • MA
  • Notary Public

I assist clients with the property aspects of renewable energy projects at all stages from inception to generation.

My breadth of experience gives me a well-rounded perspective on what different parties in a project require and allows me to advise on the most practical and bankable way forward.

My work includes:

  • negotiating and advising on Options and Leases, Access agreements, Direct agreements and security documentation to ensure clients have a fundable and marketable package;
  • conducting due diligence for acquisitions, funding and investment projects; and
  • examining title to land proposed for development in order to advise on how to overcome any potential difficulties at an early stage.

I also have experience relating to planning and environmental matters associated with energy projects, including reviewing planning documentation and environmental statements.  I have acted for large and small scale developers, funders and landowners.

Recent Activity

I have recently joined WJM and am looking forward to being involved in a wide range of renewables projects from initial development, sale and purchase to re-financing and re-powering.