Clare is Head of Clean Energy Sector (a team comprising over 90 lawyers) at Shepherd and Wedderburn and leads the firm’s project finance team. A project finance specialist by trade and dual qualified, Clare has been involved in the energy sector since the early renewable energy projects of the mid-1990s and she has continued to focus on this sector as it has matured. Clare is a highly regarded practitioner in the project finance market and advises clients on projects spanning the energy sector (including offshore wind, onshore wind, floating wind, biomass, energy efficiency, tidal, hydro, small-scale renewables, energy from waste and heat). Clare regularly acts as lead counsel representing lenders and consortia/sponsors/developers across the UK and leads the Shepherd and Wedderburn team on most clean energy transactions. Earlier this year, Clare was appointed a commissioner to the Edinburgh Climate Commission, which aims to catalyse action, challenge decision-makers in the city and convene stakeholders critical to the accelerated response required for Edinburgh to achieve its ambitious target of becoming a carbon neutral city by 2030 and in July 2019, Clare was appointed to the Board of industry body RenewableUK, recognising her market-leading renewable energy finance expertise across multiple clean energy technologies.