Significant changes to the legal framework surrounding the electricity, gas and water industry are taking place. Being prepared for them and leveraging their opportunities relies on sector understanding and strategic vision.

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Our dedicated Water Utilities and Electricity & Gas teams have a recognised track record across litigation, construction, property, regulatory and environmental, recoveries, employment, commercial, competition and procurement. 

We’re committed to service excellence and the delivery of commercially relevant results and outcomes. Whatever your project, we use our legal knowledge to save you time and money and to reduce risk. 

Our team of experts use focused sector experience to help you meet the challenges you face in this growing, changing marketplace. Many of the leading suppliers in the industry rely on us as their legal team. 

We act for several of the water and waste water utility companies in England and Wales, as well as a wide variety of businesses involved in the water and waste water supply chain and related parts of the sector.


Some of our experts

David Gilchrist

Partner - Head of Gas and Electricity

A partner in our Corporate and Commercial team in Scotland, I am a member of our Energy and Industrials Steering Group and lead the Scottish CR team.

Steve Morris

Partner - Commercial Litigation Manchester

I am a Partner specialising in commercial litigation and dispute management with particular expertise in the utilities sector.


David Scottow

Director - National Head of Recoveries

I am a Senior Director and National Head of Recoveries with almost 40 years’ experience in debt litigation, insolvency and credit management..


Peter Scholefield

Senior Paralegal


Neil Jinks


I am a Director within the recoveries team at DWF. I have over 25 years of experience working in law firms, the credit industry and High Court enforcement sector, managing and developing debt recovery operations and client relationships.

David Walton


I am a Real Estate Partner with more than 25 years’ experience of providing practical and commercial advice to businesses and not-for-profit organisations for which property is not the primary activity.