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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

Addleshaw Goddard’s recent merger with HBJ Gateley has significantly bolstered the water practice through the additions of Andrew Walker in Edinburgh and David Anderson in Aberdeen. Leeds-based David Shaw is advising United Utilities on the procurement of the Cumbria Super Pipe scheme and the Blackburn waste-water treatment work scheme, and Richard Goodfellow, who also sits in the Leeds office, acted for a water company in its application to Ofwat for a water supply and sewerage license to participate in the new retail market. On the contentious side, regulatory expert Rona Bar-Isaac, who leads the department with Shaw, is assisting a utilities regulator with new potential strategic cases related to environmental breaches by a number of companies, and handled, on behalf of a leading utilities supplier, a contract renegotiation following allegations of abuse of dominant position. Other key names in the department include M&A and private equity expert Guy Winter and Paul Dight in the Leeds office.

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


Within: Energy

Addleshaw Goddard’s team ‘has strong industry knowledge, provides full and considered advice and is always on hand to help with any task’; it is particularly recommended for its utilities offering and ‘fantastic’ team of associates. ‘Pragmatic’ team head Richard Goodfellow ‘is exactly what a client needs from a partner in a complex transaction, and is always on hand to help’; he is assisting Scotia Gas Networks with the financing and construction of a gas network across Northern Ireland. Energy infrastructure and regulation expert Paul Dight and utilities specialist David Shaw are advising Airport City on the utilities arrangements for electricity and gas for Manchester Airport’s transformation program. Other highlights for the team include advising National Grid on framework and call-off arrangements for data hosting with the Cabinet Office and Crown Hosting Data Centres, as well as advising on a lease agreement to ensure the client’s presence on the site for up to 20 years. John Emerton, who focuses on contentious matters, engineering specialist James Reynolds, PPP expert Andrew Pettinger, and senior associate Alex Clayton, who ‘is extremely sharp, quick to understand issues and explains solutions clearly and succinctly’ are the other names to note.

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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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