Jo is Head of Bird & Bird's Environment group. She has strong experience of environmental, climate change and health & safety regulatory and transactional work. Jo often provides regulatory and risk management advice, particularly in the areas of climate change, renewables, energy efficiency and other low carbon policy initiatives, for example ESOS, CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme and climate change agreements. Her expertise in this area was strengthened through a secondment at Defra, where Jo worked on the implementation of the first phase of the EU Emissions Trading System.
In addition, Jo provides advice on and negotiation of contractual allocation of liability for contaminated land and other environmental and climate change liabilities, for corporate, real estate and energy clients.
Jo has written many client newsletters and briefings, including on the implementation of ESOS, heating and cooling networks, the implications of Brexit on the environment and recent changes in energy efficiency legislation.