Landowners & mineral operators may lose rights over valuable mineral deposits following recent judgment
September 16, 2020
Partner in Real Estate and Minerals, Energy & Environmental Law
Brian trained at one of the Magic Circle firms in the City of London, specialising in real estate upon qualification. He is a nationally recognised expert in minerals and environmental law and his practice also extends to renewable energy, emergency electricity generation and battery storage, and telecommunications.
He worked in-house for a major mineral company before re-joining private practice in 1986, and since then has advised operators and landowners on major mineral and waste developments (including related planning issues) renewable energy projects (onshore windfarms, biogas and solar). His clients range from large private mineral companies to landed estates, located from Portland to Co. Durham
He has a particular interest in fostering relations with law firms and investors from China and Hong Kong (Brian speaks Cantonese) and the UAE, where he has family connections.
Brian is the author of several legal precedent and other works and is listed in the Chambers legal directory 2018.
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