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Addleshaw Goddard

Work 0113 209 2000
Fax 0113 209 2060
12004 LEEDS

David Shaw

Work 0113 209 2319
Addleshaw Goddard

Work Department



Specialist in construction, including: utilities and major infrastructure, energy, transport, engineering and real estate development.


Trained Booth & Co; qualified 1996; solicitor Booth & Co/Addleshaw Booth/Addleshaw Goddard 1996-2005; legal director 2005-07; partner 2007.


Law Society.


Scalby School, Scarborough; Selwyn College, Cambridge (1993 Law, Double First); College of Law, York (1994 LPC with Distinction).


Music (grade 8 piano; also plays saxophone and flute), family, walking, swimming.

London: Projects, energy and natural resources


Within: Water

Known for its 'great response times, highly-tailored and relevant sector advice, and very impressive industry knowledge', the water team at Addleshaw Goddard represents clients such as United Utilities, Danaher and several leading UK water companies. Edinburgh's Andrew Walker recently handled Castle Water's acquisition of the entire issued share capital of non-domestic water retailer Cobalt Water, and 'very impressive advisor' Rona Bar-Isaac assisted a key market player with regulatory mandates in the context of retail and antitrust issues. David Shaw is a utilities expert and recently oversaw proposed variations to abstraction licenses on behalf of a UK water company. Richard Goodfellow heads the firm's energy and utilities group and is also a key name to note.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Projects, energy and natural resources (including PFI)


Within: Energy

Addleshaw Goddard ‘positively stands out’ in the market for its ‘strategic thinking, industry knowledge and unmatched experience’ in the energy and utilities fields. Richard Goodfellow and John Emerton jointly lead the group; Goodfellow is ‘a clear leader for downstream energy work with expansive experience that allows him to step back and see the bigger picture’ and Emerton is ‘genuinely brilliant’ for energy litigation, particularly in the oil and gas sector. Other key figures include energy infrastructure and regulation specialist Paul Dight; utilities expert David Shaw; James Reynolds, who leads the firm’s nuclear group; litigator Simon Kamstra; and managing associate Alex Clayton. Goodfellow recently advised Scotia Gas Networks on the financing and construction of a gas network from Belfast to the West of Northern Ireland, while Dight acted for Britvic Soft Drinks on its procurement and operation of a combined heat and power (CHP) facility. In another highlight, Reynolds assisted Peel Energy with the risk management and close of final accounts related to a wind farm in Cheshire. He also advised multiple clients in the nuclear sector including working with National Nuclear Laboratory on issues surrounding Sellafield while Dight assisted Foresight Metering with its operational smart metering contracts. BP, National Grid and Mitsubishi are also clients.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Real estate


Within: Construction

Addleshaw Goddard  ‘can be relied on for fast, accurate and solid advice due to its ability to fully understands its clients’ thanks to ‘a great level of knowledge and experience paired with a team of individuals who are genuinely nice to work with’. The team handles complex national projects with notable expertise in the transport, engineering, energy and nuclear sectors advising on developments, disputes and regeneration matters. Key practitioners include energy and infrastructure expert David Shaw, practice head James Reynolds, and the dispute-focused Joe Wilkinson, John Emerton and legal director Ally MacKenzie. In a recent highlight, Shaw advised Stanstead Airport on its transformation programme including a new arrivals building, an extension to the existing departures building and various infrastructure works; he also acted for SSE on its procurement of a combined-cycle gas turbine. Other work includes Reynolds assisting the House of Commons with its £160 Northern Estate programme which involves the conservation of several historic buildings in Westminster, acting on the construction of a new stadium for Castleford Tigers, and handling multiple regeneration schemes nationally for Muse Developments including schemes in Leeds, Manchester and South Shields.

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