Water Networks & Suppliers

Our expertise doesn’t stop at the energy sector. We’re also proud to work with water networks, suppliers and contractors across the country

We work with water networks and suppliers on a broad range of planning, construction and property requirements.

Alongside our core energy specialism, we also act for the wider utilities sector – most notably working with water suppliers and networks, where our clients include large household names such as Severn Trent Water, Anglian Water and South Staffs Water

"With an exceptionally strong team of lawyers on the ground across our offices in the Midlands and London, we work hand in hand with regional water networks, suppliers and contractors on a broad range of issues."

Our commercial experts act as an extension of your team, providing you with unbeatable know-how and sector specific expertise

Regulation & Competition
  • Drafting terms and conditions and consumer-facing policies for water suppliers, including dealing with Ofwat regulatory issues and compliance activity

  • Advising water companies on abstraction licensing, pollution and other regulatory matters involving the Environment Agency and the Water Resources Act

  • Advising on competition law compliance, including support on competition law investigations by Ofgem/Ofwat

Commercial / Procurement
  • Advising on the procurement process and contract negotiation with bidders

  • Advising on a wide range of outsourcing, manufacturing, distribution sponsorship and other commercial arrangements

  • Drafting and advising on wholesale trading agreements for water companies, including Access Codes and bulk supply agreements, and green certificate accreditation and transfer

Information Technology

Specialists in information technology and telecoms law, advising across all types of IT projects, including:

  • IT and IT related outsourcing

  • Cloud computing & hosting

  • Software development and licensing

  • Support contracts

  • E-commerce and website terms

  • Data security related issues

Data Protection
  • Carrying out data protection audits

  • Drafting policies and procedures, including updating to ensure compliance with procurement law, data protection and Brexit

  • Advising on subject access requests

We’re proud to work with water networks, suppliers and contractors across the country


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Case Study

Severn Trent Water

In February 2020, our team of utilities experts were one of five law firms appointed to the legal panel of FTSE100 water company Severn Trent, with a specific brief to support its renewables and services arm.

How can we help?

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