Clarke Willmott, legal specialists in nuclear energy with an office in Cardiff, has become the first law firm to join the Wales Nuclear Forum.
Since 2015 Clarke Willmott, one of the UK’s leading law firms, has had a permanent office in the city which has grown to a team of 20 partners and staff.
The firm offers services for both businesses and individuals, with expertise in many areas, including technology, nuclear energy and renewable energy.
The firms also has an industry-leading reputation advising on major strategic projects, including the construction of Hinkley Point C in Somerset, the first new UK nuclear power plant to be built in over a generation and one of the largest construction projects ever undertaken in the UK.
The nuclear and national infrastructure team at Clarke Willmott work with clients to identify potential risks and opportunities by providing practical advice for the businesses to bridge any legal or contractual obstacles.
Many of the Clarke Willmott Cardiff team have spent their careers working in Wales, giving the firm a deep understanding of the challenges facing the Welsh economy.
The Wales Nuclear Forum is the leading pan-Wales forum, which provides a platform for strategic engagement between the nuclear industry.
Established in 2017, the forum is the central place for anyone looking to remain aware of Nuclear industry news updates, projects and events. The 200 plus members also benefit from access to the members’ business directory, compliance reports and essential training support.
Dale Edwards, Nuclear Energy Consultant of Clarke Willmott commented: “I am delighted that we are joining Wales Nuclear Forum. Along with other colleagues from our growing nuclear team, we will be active members of the forum.
“There are many opportunities available for Welsh firms to support the building of Hinkley Point C and l am looking forward to the site visit later this year, to see for myself the scale and complexity of the build.”
Peter Cornish, Chair of Wales Nuclear Forum, said: “When Clarke Willmott’s partner specialising in construction, Zoe Stollard, presented at a recent forum event, the insights on NEC3 contracts were particularly valuable to our members.
“The addition of Dale Edwards to the firm’s team bringing extensive knowledge of the project is particularly valuable.
“Clarke Willmott has been engaged with Hinkley Point C many years way before the final investment decision was made in 2016 and act for most of the site operations businesses giving our members a wealth of knowledge to tap into and we look forward to a collaborative relationship developing.”