Simon Stuttaford

Simon's expertise on Nuclear and Regulatory matters covers major projects from an environmental,planning and compliance point of view. His experience includes appointments as a leading team member on legal matters for Horizon Nuclear Power and as General Counsel and Company Secretary for Energy Solutions on the Magnox projects. Simon was a Partner with the Legal Practice DWF where he was Head of Nuclear and Joint Head of Environment.

Specific Nuclear Experience

  • Supporting Horizon Nuclear Power with environmental permits (i.e. water discharge activities, combustion permit activities, water abstraction, radioactive substances regulation activities), legal compliance training and drafting core policies and corporate governance issues;
  • Managing specific Horizon Nuclear Power projects (nuclear site licensing and permit activities) together with supporting Licensing and Permitting functions;
  • Advising Horizon Nuclear Power on environmental/regulatory issues and environmental compliance issues, (i.e. waste transfer and transport requirements);
  • General Counsel and Company Secretary for EnergySolutions, PBO, and Company Secretary for Magnox Ltd, SLC, for the Magnox power stations;
  • Involved in the strategic role of a parent company over a licensed subsidiary, including oversight over safety case issues, security and enforcement issues;
  • Advising and drafting on commercial agreements including Memorandums of Understanding, Collaboration Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements, Consortium and Teaming Agreements for EnergySolutions;
  • Providing stand-alone advice to clients on regulatory compliance, including radioactive substances, waste and waste packaging, waste shipment regulations, carriage of dangerous goods and the Environmental Permitting Regulations;
  • Advising on licensing and delicensing issues including compliance with licence conditions, nuclear liability insurance, transport, safeguards, security, interpretation of the “no danger” principle etc;
  • Advising on statutory changes to the nuclear liability regime applicable in the UK and by reference to European treaties.