LEADING North East commercial law firm Muckle LLP has appointed top energy experts to further strengthen its service to clients within the energy sector.
Energy consultants Fells Associates have been appointed to Muckle LLP’s specialist energy group and will help to guide its energy market strategy – particularly in respect of renewable energy technologies.
The move will build on Muckle LLP’s substantial experience and expertise in the energy sector and enhance the commercial law firm’s service offering to its clients operating within the field.
Professor Ian Fells, from Fells Associates, founded the New and Renewable Energy Centre (now the National Renewable Energy Centre) at Blyth in 2002. Prior to that he was professor of energy conversion at Newcastle University, teaching and researching for over 30 years and publishing over 300 papers on a wide range of topics – ranging from heat engines, fuel cells, energy economics, environmental protection and energy policy.
Professor Fells was science adviser to the World Energy Council (1987-1998), to the European Parliament, the European Commission, and special adviser to a series of House of Commons and House of Lords Select Committees. His colleagues at Fells Associates have wide experience in the oil and gas industries, electricity generation (nuclear, fossil and renewable), government policy and growth of energy businesses.
Professor Fells said: “We are delighted to be working with the experienced energy group at Muckle LLP to help advise and develop their business. A secure and well regulated energy supply is simply essential for future economic growth and advising businesses on how to take advantage of the renewable energy market in the North East will help the region prosper, whilst sustaining the environment.”
Andrew Davison, partner at Muckle LLP, said: “Ian and Alastair Fells are internationally respected experts in energy policy and we are delighted to welcome them both to our energy team. Their contributions will help us to enhance our service offering and deliver invaluable benefits to our clients.”