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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

All Energy – Key themes and messages from the 2019 conference

As Glasgow basked in glorious sunshine last week, the Burness Paull Renewables team attended the 2019 All Energy conference at the SEC. There was a distinct air of both realism and optimism in the arena as to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead as the UK seeks to meet its stretching decarbonisation targets.

We noticed three key themes coming up in presentations and discussions at the conference: 

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Retail Parks and the “People Still Shop in Shops” Shocker…!

On a bright, crisp and cold spring morning in March I was delighted to bear witness to that heartening and serene sight.  The faltering, blinking emergence into the world of a fresh retail park scheme.  The car park chaos, the meandering swarms of curious consumers and the reassuring thrum of contactless technology ushering pounds and pence onto balance sheets of happy retailers.

On this occasion the happy retailers were Home Bargains and Aldi on the Manse development of the former Rolls Royce plant in East Kilbride (a scheme in which Burness Paull had significant involvem

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Battersea Power Station – retail and leisure reimagined – Q&A with Iain Miller

1. Tell us about your role at Battersea Power Station.

Before returning to Burness Paull in Aberdeen, I was the Senior Construction Lawyer for Battersea Power Station Development Company Limited - the development manager for the consortium redeveloping the Grade II* listed former Power Station and the wider forty-two acre site.  I was involved in all live phases of the development with specific responsibility for Phase 2 (the redevelopment of the Power Station itself) advising on all construction elements, including retail and leisure leasing.
 
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