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Kirsty Nurse


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Saltire Court
20 Castle Terrace
United Kingdom
Languages English

Kirsty is a partner in the Energy & Climate Change Team.

With more than 450 energy and climate change lawyers, including over 100 partners, the CMS Energy and Climate Change practice is one of the largest of its kind in the world. Led from its centres of excellence such as London and Aberdeen, the practice works across 75 offices globally. Building on 40 years of experience advising on power, oil & gas and renewables through to energy disputes, emerging areas and Energy Transition, CMS is uniquely placed to ensure clients receive advice best suited to their commercial needs and to our collective future.

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"Kirsty Nurse – outstanding projects lawyer. Always quick to respond and understands what is required."

Legal 500, 2023


  • 2010 – English Law Qualification, QLTT
  • 2009 – Notary Public, Law Society of Scotland, FCO
  • 2007 – Legal Diploma, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
  • 2006 – LLB , University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
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Watt’s in store for Long Duration Electricity Storage in the UK?
Introduction On 9 January 2024, the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (“DESNZ”) launched a consultation seeking views on their proposal to introduce a cap and floor scheme for long duration...
COP28 - Climate finance and the launch of Climate Investment Funds (CIF)...
Climate finance took centre stage on the fourth day of the COP28 climate summit in Dubai. Building on the obligations of The Paris Agreement, banks, regulators and top officials at the COP28 climate summate committed to progressing the mobilization of climate finance from a variety of sources, including public, private and alternative sources of financing.  
The Future of Renewables Seminar and Drinks Reception
Our next Future of Renewables session of 2022 is a return to in-person networking in Edinburgh, with speakers from CMS and Green Cat looking at current hot topics affecting Energy projects across Scotland...
The Future of Renewables 2022
In our latest Future of Renewables webinar of 2022, speakers from CMS and Locogen will look at what has happened in the Energy, Heat and Planning sectors nearly 6 months on from COP26, reflecting on changes...
Financing COP 26 outcomes
It was a watershed moment, according to Mark Carney. The UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance was introducing the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (Gfanz): over 450 banks, asset managers...
Financing COP 26 outcomes
It was a watershed moment, according to Mark Carney. The UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance was introducing the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (Gfanz): over 450 banks, asset managers...
Additional support for Scottish islands’ renewables projects
DECC and the Scottish Government are proposing a separate class of renewable generation, with higher support levels, for onshore wind in Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles of Scotland as compared...
Recycling with FiT
Yesterday saw the long awaited decision from Ofgem restating the fact that renewable installations using "generating equipment" which has previously received support under the Renewables Obligation (RO)...
More changes to Biomass and Solar PV in Scotland
On 7th February 2013, Energy Minister Fergus Ewing announced the Scottish Government’s response to the Consultation in relation to the Renewables Obligation (RO) support levels for biomass and solar...
ROC Steady?
As promised in their Response to the RO Consultation published on 13 September 2012, the Scottish Government issued a Supplementary Consultation on 5 October 2012, focusing mainly on changes to biomass...
Between a ROC and a Hard Place
Between a ROC and a Hard Place Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs) have been used by both the Scottish and UK Governments as a way to incentivise traditional energy suppliers to generate a percentage...
Green Energy and the 2012 Budget
In his annual budget address yesterday, George Osborne announced that he wants to see "investment in our world-leading energy sector, including renewables" (albeit that those projects are to be "fiscally...