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Addleshaw Goddard

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James is a specialist construction and engineering partner. He jointly heads the Leeds non-contentious construction practice with David Shaw and is also Addleshaw Goddard’s national head of nuclear. James’ practice spans major regeneration and commercial development schemes, engineering, energy, infrastructure and utilities (in the UK and internationally). His clients include Peel Holdings, Muse, Lend Lease, ABF, Rolls-Royce and National Nuclear Laboratories.


Trained Addleshaw Booth & Co (now Addleshaw Goddard LLP); qualified 1999; associate 1999-2007; managing associate 2007-09; partner 2009.


The Dronfield School; Nottingham University (1996 Law First Class); Nottingham Law School (1997 LPC (distinction)).


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Yorkshire and the Humber > Real estate > Construction

(Leading individuals)

James ReynoldsAddleshaw 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.