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About Colin

With over 20 years’ experience, Colin has advised on some of the biggest and most innovative Decentralised Energy schemes including District Heating, EV Charging, and local electricity. He has introduced some of the Contract provisions which are now regarded as industry standards. He is acknowledged in the directories as getting to the nub of the issues and finding solutions and is praised as someone with “a calm manner who is able to stand his ground”. Colin acts for all participants in the Decentralised Energy sector with particular emphasis on developers and ultimate asset holders – developers of all types (house builders, commercial developers, social landlords, local authorities); and asset holders, with their especial interests in making sure schemes are well structured both physically and commercially for the long term – build-to-rent investors, social landlords, local authorities, universities and hospitals.

Colin and our Energy Team are familiar with all the contract variants from Master Concession, Connection, Supply, Hybrid and deal with all the land, compliance, finance, tax, planning, and related issues surrounding them.

Colin gives regular seminars at our offices by the river at London Bridge.

Recent Experience

  • Park Royal Regeneration Area
  • Barking Riverside Regeneration Area
  • Canning Town Regeneration Area
  • Crawley Regeneration
  • Ealing Regeneration

Professional Memberships

  • Law Society in England and Wales
  • Society of Construction Law
  • UK Green Building Council

Career Experience

2011 to present: Partner, Winckworth Sherwood

2008 to 2011: Partner, Bird & Bird

1993 to 2008: Partner, Lane and Partners

Colin Hall is “calm and thoughtful.”

Chambers and Partners UK

Sources describe Colin Hall of Winckworth Sherwood as “a very sharp lawyer who quickly identifies the pertinent points of the case.”

Chambers and Partners UK

“first choice for resolving construction disputes.”

Legal 500, 2017