Joe Wilkinson > Addleshaw Goddard > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

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.

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Insurance > Professional negligence: claimant

Addleshaw Goddard has an ‘exceptionally talented and innovative‘ team in Leeds which handles a range of professional negligence matters – Leeds litigation head Sally Emerton is the lead partner; she specialises in financial services matters. Other key names include Ben Lowans, who acts for lenders in real estate finance disputes against solicitors, and construction litigator Joe Wilkinson. The team is able to draw on the wider firm’s well-established bank litigation capabilities, and also acts for a wide range of commercial clients, led by Bill Gilliam.

Yorkshire and the Humber > Real estate > Construction

Addleshaw Goddard‘s sizeable group is best known for its involvement in nationally significant energy and infrastructure projects, such as advising United Utilities on its £1bn HARP (North West Drinking Water) project. Utilities specialist David Shaw is an authority on DPC (Ofwat’s new regulatory funding model) and is particularly active in water projects. The ‘very impressiveJames Reynolds, who leads on redevelopment schemes, is currently advising on the framework agreement and public procurement of refurbishment of the Palace of Westminster. Joe Wilkinson, John Emerton and director Ally MacKenzie focus on disputes, while Matthew Collingwood-Cooper is adept at infrastructure disputes involving NEC framework agreements.