New DCS partner to lead renewables team

Steven McAllister

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COMMERCIAL law firm Davidson Chalmers Stewart has promoted renewable energy specialist Steven McAllister to the role of Partner. Steven, who joined the firm in 2019, has also been appointed as head of its thriving Renewable Energy team. 

After gaining experience with major commercial firms in the early part of his legal career, Steven was appointed as legal counsel at Renewable Energy Systems (RES), the world’s largest independent renewable energy company. During the past two years within Davidson Chalmers Stewart’s renewable energy practice, he has further developed his commercial experience advising developers, landowners and investors across a range of areas including onshore wind, solar PV and battery storage. 

Along with fellow Partner Nicola Scott, who joined Davidson Chalmers Stewart last year having previously worked as legal counsel at SSE, Steven’s in-house experience brings additional insights and unique value to the firm’s Renewable Energy team. 

Davidson Chalmers Stewart has also announced promotions to Associate level for fellow renewable energy lawyer Alex Irwin and Chala McKenna, an environmental law specialist who formerly held an in-house role at SEPA.  

Davidson Chalmers Stewart’s Managing Partner Andrew Chalmers said: “We’re delighted to welcome Steven as our newest Partner and announce his appointment as the head of the Renewable Energy team. Since joining the firm he has been a huge asset to our team where he’s brought a valuable perspective from his former role as an in-house legal counsel.” 

“I’m also pleased to announce the Associate level promotions of Alex Irwin and Chala McKenna, two further rising stars within the firm whose energy, knowledge and commitment is benefitting our clients.”

Commenting on his promotion, Steven McAllister said: “I’m delighted to be heading up the firm’s highly respected Renewable Energy team. This is an exciting time for the renewable energy industry, especially within Scotland, where there are immense opportunities for growth as we look to further reduce carbon emissions and increase energy generation utilising the country’s wealth of natural resources.”

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