James is a partner within the Energy Projects team at independent UK law firm Burges Salmon LLP. He is an energy regulation and commercial contracts specialist who, over the last 15 years, has advised clients on the development and financing of numerous on-site and private wire heat and power projects and on the roll-out of energy efficiency measures. This has included drafting and negotiating energy performance contracts, demand-side response services agreements and on-site electricity and heat purchase agreements. Burges Salmon has been closely involved in many award-winning projects in the sector including advising on community energy scheme M&S Energy Society which involved the funding and roll-out and of solar installations on M&S stores as part of its Plan A commitment. Burges Salmon has also advised the Government and industry bodies on aspects of the ECO scheme.