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TLT Continues Clean Energy Growth With Ecotricity GC Hire


TLT is
continuing to grow its Clean Energy team with the hire of Tom Cowling as a
partner in the commercial services group.

Tom joins from
Ecotricity where he has been general counsel for over eight years advising on
major milestones for the company including its 'Ecobond' fundraising, the
set-up and growth of the UK's leading electric car charging network - the
Electric Highway and the launch of a green energy powered mobile phone service
Ecotalk. He also advised the worlds' first vegan and carbon neutral
football club - Forest Green Rovers and is a trustee of charities The Green
Britain Foundation and Sustainability in Sport.

Tom will
continue to advise Ecotricity across its operations, with the company a
longstanding client of TLT. He will also work with the firm's wider clean
energy team to grow the business and develop its range of services supporting
organisations in the clean energy sector. This will include how clean
technologies can benefit more widely including the opportunities for EV
charging and storage in retail, leisure and real estate.

Drawing on his
in-house experience working with growing businesses that operate in regulated
and complex environments, Tom will also play a lead role developing a new TLT
GC consulting service for small to medium sized organisations.

Maria Connolly,
clean energy sector leader and head of the firm's real estate group said:

brings his in-house experience and real sector insight to an ambitious and
growing team of specialist clean energy lawyers. At TLT, we are passionate
about how we can build our business to support this crucial sector and Tom's
arrival is a core part of developing and improving what we can do." Tom Cowling,
partner, TLT said:

financing investments in new sources of energy to protecting the business and
brand of growing and successful organisations- I'm looking forward to using my
experience to support TLT's clean energy sector clients and helping to promote
the opportunities around clean tech to a wider commercial market."

Tom's arrival
is part of the firm's ongoing growth strategy in the clean energy sector with
partners Nick Shenken and Nick Pincott, and legal director Joanna Hamilton
joining in the last year. Clean energy banking & finance partner Gary
Roscoe was also none;text-underline:none">named individual of the year for
projects, energy and natural resources at the 2019 Legal 500 UK awards.

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