Kate Evans

Kate is an Associate Solicitor in our Construction, Energy & Projects team, specialising in renewable energy and community energy projects.

Kate acts for a range of clients, including public and private sector, housing associations, developers, funders and community group clients. She practices both contentious and non-contentious construction law.

In terms of energy projects, Kate has advised on rooftop and ground-mount solar of varying scales, as well as wind turbine projects in Wales and South West England.

Kate initially trained and qualified as a renewable energy solicitor, before developing her construction law expertise. Day-to-day experience of engaging with energy projects has provided Kate with a unique insight into energy and construction projects, and how they often interlink.

  • Drafting bespoke design, build, operate and maintain contract for the procurement of a solar farm for a public sector client.
  • Reviewing, reporting and negotiating EPC and maintenance and service contracts for a community energy wind turbine project.
  • Reviewing and reporting upon a balance of plant contract for a wind turbine project for a private sector client.
  • Drafting heads of terms for the use of negotiation in a development agreement between a client and a developer.
  • Energy
  • Contentious Construction
  • Non-Contentious Construction

Career

  • Associate, Capital Law Limited (Dec 2018 – present)
  • Solicitor, Stephens Scown LLP (Feb 2017 – Nov 2018)
  • Trainee Solicitor, Stephens Scown LLP (Nov 2014 – Jan 2017)
  • Paralegal (Public Law), Irwin Mitchell LLP (Jul 2013 – Sept 2014)
  • Paralegal (Special Investigator), NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership (July 2011 – Sept 2012)
  • Firm Manager, Cardiff University Pro Bono Scheme in conjunction with Hugh James (Oct 2009 – Jun 2011)

Education

  • College of Law, Bristol: LPC
  • Cardiff University: LLB Hons (2008 – 2011)

Memberships / Trustee Positions

  • The Law Society of England and Wales