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Addleshaw Goddard

Work 0113 209 2000
Fax 0113 209 2060
12004 LEEDS

Joe Wilkinson

Work 0113 209 2332
Addleshaw Goddard

Work Department

Engineering, projects, construction and litigation.


Partner; construction and engineering, dispute resolution specialist (adjudication, litigation, mediation and domestic/international arbitration). Strategic dispute avoidance and managing risk advice on ongoing major projects.


Trained Rowe & Maw; qualified 1994; partner Addleshaw Goddard 2013. Rowe and Maw, trainee solicitor to senior solicitor 1992-98; Addleshaw Goddard, senior solicitor, legal director and partner 1999 to date.


Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Society of Construction Law.


Lady Manners School, Bakewell, Derbyshire; University of Exeter (1991 LLB Hons 2:1); Chester (1991 Law Society Finals).


Football and rugby.

Yorkshire and the Humber: Insurance

Professional negligence: claimant

Within: Professional negligence: claimant

Addleshaw Goddard fields a team that is ‘in the first rank of professional negligence practitioners; the team’s institutional experience enables it to tailor its services to clients’ expectations, management style and budget.’ In addition to heading the firm’s litigation practice in the North, Sally Emerton heads the professional negligence team and has a substantial track record acting for banks and building societies in disputes against solicitors, valuers and other professionals. In keeping with the firm’s prominent reputation for banking litigation, the professional negligence practice is particularly active in lender claimant professional work, for which it appears on the panels of a number of major banks and building societies. Other key figures include Ben Lowans, who handles investment negligence cases on behalf of high-net-worth individuals, in addition to acting for lenders in high-value disputes; Bill Gilliam, who acts for commercial clients; Joe Wilkinson, whose construction litigation expertise makes him a natural choice for professional negligence cases in that area; and managing associate Lee O’Sullivan, who attracts praise for his ‘redoubtable defence of valuer claims’.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Real estate


Within: Construction

Addleshaw Goddard’s team is ‘excellent in every way, and can be relied on for fast, accurate and solid advice’. The group has notable strength in work concerning process engineering, as well as advising utilities companies and national developers, including SSE and the National Grid. David Shaw, who is a specialist in utilities, energy and infrastructure projects, is advising on various projects for United Utilities, including assisting with a Cumbrian water pipeline and the construction of new wastewater treatment facilities, and is handling various projects for HS1, including advising on Transport for London’s proposed extension of the Barking Overground line, and redoing HS1s precedent protective provisions agreement. James Reynolds has expertise in large infrastructure projects and renewables and is advising the joint Houses of Parliament on the restoration of the Palace of Westminster. John Emerton, who provides ‘good strategic counsel’, is representing Yorkshire Water in an adjudication brought by one of its partners. Joe Wilkinson has ‘a knack of seeing a position from the opponents view point’ and managing associate Ally MacKenzie is ‘one to watch’.

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