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Leilah Rawle

Partner

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
Languages English, French, Spanish

Leilah is a Partner in our Real Estate team, specialising in energy and infrastructure projects and networks. She is head of the CMS Real Estate Energy and Infrastructure team and has extensive experience advising energy and utility companies on real estate issues associated with their land portfolio, networks and projects.  She also regularly advises on the real estate aspects of a wide variety of infrastructure and energy projects including wind farms (both on and offshore), hydro schemes, battery storage, gas peaking plants, solar farms, CCGT/OCGT plants, inertia projects, EVs, district heating networks and electricity interconnectors. Leilah has also been involved with a range of infrastructure projects for a variety of developer and funder clients, including several Energy from Waste and CHP projects.

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Education

  • 1998 – Legal Practice Course (Distinction), BPP at Nottingham Law School
  • 1997 – LLB (Hons) (2:1), University of Warwick 
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16 July 2020
An easy cell - bat­tery stor­age rules to be re­laxed by Gov­ern­ment
The Gov­ern­ment has laid the Draft In­fra­struc­ture Plan­ning (Elec­tri­city Stor­age Fa­cil­it­ies) Or­der 2020 be­fore Par­lia­ment, with the in­ten­tion that (once passed) it will fa­cil­it­ate the con­struc­tion of more...
26 June 2020
Con­sent­ing and Real Es­tate Con­sid­er­a­tions for De­vel­op­ing Hy­dro­gen Pro­jects
Hy­dro­gen is be­gin­ning to play a crit­ic­al role in de­liv­er­ing the de­car­bon­isa­tion agenda. It has pos­sible ap­plic­a­tions across a wide range of sec­tors, and the po­ten­tial to de­car­bon­ise dif­fi­cult-to-elec­tri­fy...
17 June 2020
Power Up - Vary­ing, Op­tim­ising and Re­power­ing Re­new­ables Pro­jects
Wind tur­bine tech­no­logy is mov­ing for­ward rap­idly, with step-changes in size, ca­pa­city and ef­fi­ciency. In­creased gov­ern­ment sup­port - in­clu­sion of on­shore wind and sol­ar in the Con­tracts for Dif­fer­ence...
31 January 2020
The Fu­ture Homes Stand­ard: Re­vised Clos­ing Date for Build­ing Reg­u­la­tions...
We pre­vi­ously re­por­ted on the Gov­ern­ment’s con­sulta­tion on changes to the build­ing reg­u­la­tions ap­plic­able to new dwell­ings.  The con­sulta­tion seeks views on the Gov­ern­ment’s plans to in­crease the...
17 October 2019
Elec­tri­city stor­age: load­ing up for con­sent­ing clar­ity
The plan­ning sys­tem’s treat­ment of elec­tri­city stor­age and co-loc­a­tion is com­plex, in part be­cause the cur­rent plan­ning frame­work was de­vised without stor­age tech­no­lo­gies in mind. Whilst stor­age tech­no­lo­gies...
18 January 2019
Elec­tri­city stor­age: con­sent­ing clar­ity
The plan­ning sys­tem’s treat­ment of elec­tri­city stor­age and co-loc­a­tion is com­plex, in part be­cause the frame­work was de­vised without stor­age tech­no­lo­gies in mind. Whilst stor­age tech­no­lo­gies may be...
12 March 2018
Stor­age and Re­new­ables: The next fron­ti­er
Stor­age has been the “hot” top­ic in the elec­tri­city in­dustry in re­cent years. There is huge po­ten­tial for co-loc­at­ing stor­age with re­new­ables, with more than 30GW of wind and sol­ar ca­pa­city in the...