Burges Salmon LLP

Ross Fairley

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Specialist in environmental and renewable energy projects. Covers areas such as wind, wave and tidal, biomass, energy storage, solar and biofuels. On environment, covers all aspects of regulation and particularly contaminated land and environmental enforcement.

Professional Memberships

Law Society of England and Wales; Scottish and Northern Irish qualified; Renewable UK, Scottish Renewables; United Kingdom Environmental Law Association.


Trained Allen & Overy, admitted a solicitor 1993; partner 2001. Joined Burges Salmon as partner in 2004. Regularly speaks on environmental and renewable energy matters.


Legal editor of Tolley's 'Environmental Law and Procedures Management', Gee’s ‘Environmental Risk Manager’ and ‘Premises Health and Safety’.


Educated at Leicester University (1990 LLB). Leisure interests include sports (particularly hockey and cricket), driving an old Austin Healey 'Frogeye' Sprite and renovating a Morris Cowley 'flatnose'.