Fourth partner hire in five months boosts TLT’s position as a leader in clean energy sector

May 15, 2024

Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has taken on renewable energy real estate specialist Joe Kelly as a partner in its future energy team – the fourth to join in five months.

Joe, pictured, qualified at TLT in 2012 and then went on to spend more than 10 years at rival law firm Eversheds in Cardiff. 

He joined EY Law’s clean energy team in London last year as a director before returning to TLT as the latest in four new partner appointments which the firm said reaffirmed its position as a global leader in this field.

Joe is experienced in advising on all legal real estate aspects of clean energy technology projects including wind (onshore and offshore), solar (ground based and rooftop), tidal, biomass, anaerobic digestion, battery storage and interconnector schemes.

He also has extensive experience in of renewable projects, including securing funding and selling as well as advising funders and purchasers.

TLT said by offering expert understanding of the energy and real estate sectors, Joe was well placed to advise on site development, sale, acquisition and financing of renewable energy and infrastructure projects.

He will work alongside TLT’s national future energy and real estate teams, as the firm continues to expand the depth of expertise and breadth of service it offers clients.

His arrival in the future energy team that of partners Nick Shenken (real estate), Michael Kruger (banking & finance), Juliet Stradling (regulatory) and Victoria Quek (banking and project finance).

TLT head of future energy and real estate Maria Connolly said: “Joe’s appointment is another part of our strategy of investing in our future energy capabilities, which has seen us become a go-to advisor for top players and forward thinkers in the clean energy space.

“Joe is a highly accomplished lawyer with a broad spread of experience which will be hugely valuable to our clients – we are delighted to welcome him back to the fold.”

Joe added: “Having been away for over a decade, it feels great to be returning to TLT at such an exciting time for the future energy team and the sector at large.

“After spending time on the other side of transactions and hearing how happy clients are with TLT, I knew it would be a good time to return.

“I’m looking forward to reconnecting with the firm and to supporting the development of TLT’s future energy practice.”

TLT has more than 160 partners and employs around 1,600 people across its offices in Bristol, London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Belfast, as well as a specialist ship finance team in Piraeus, Greece.

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