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Addleshaw Goddard

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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.

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Real estate > Construction

(Leading individuals)

David ShawAddleshaw Goddard

Addleshaw Goddard‘s large construction practice provides major clients, such as Muse Developments and United Utilities, expertise in a wide range of projects, including national infrastructure schemes as well as local and regional developments and regenerations. The team is well versed in advising on joint ventures and construction partnerships and is also regularly instructed to handle disputes and appeals relating to defects, fire safety matters, and PFI projects. The team is led by James Reynolds, who is highly recommended for his advice on regeneration and residential developments. David Shaw and Mark Broomfield are key contacts for utilities, energy, and transportation work, while Joe Wilkinson, Ally MacKenzie and Graeme Warburton have significant experience in handling contentious mandates.

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

With a ‘responsive, creative, diligent, and personable‘ team, Addleshaw Goddard‘s energy and utilities group is divided into four subsets spanning the oil and gas, power, utilities and energy-for-business arenas. The practice covers the full spectrum of issues relating to energy sector mandates, acting for a broad range of energy companies, developers, PE funds and financial institutions, and is active at a national and international level, with a notable focus on the EMEA region. Richard Goodfellow and Paul Dight jointly lead the practice; Goodfellow specialises in energy and utility projects while Dight handles the development of energy infrastructure and energy regulation. Other key names include construction expert David Shaw, nuclear sector specialist James Reynolds and Sara Gilmore, who divides her time between Leeds and Manchester.

London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Water

Direct procurement for customers (DPC) projects form the core of Addleshaw Goddard‘s water practice, with the firm advising a number of water companies on critical infrastructure developments. In addition to its financing practice, the group also assists with regulatory matters and licensing applications to Ofwat and other authorities. Leading the team is David Shaw, a DPC specialist who also advises on other forms of project finance, as does Philip Dupres. Rona-Bar Isaac specialises in regulatory matters, acting for clients on both contentious and non-contentious issues, including competition disputes. Legal director Joanne Holbrook‘s practice centres on environmental compliance, risks and liabilities, regulatory investigations and civil claims. The firm augmented its planning practice with the February 2023 arrival of Francis Tyrell from Pinsent Masons LLP.