Mr Richard Goodfellow > Addleshaw Goddard > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Addleshaw Goddard

Work Department

Infrastructure, projects and energy.


Partner and Head of Energy & Utilities Market


Denton Hall 1996-99; qualified 1998; Addleshaw Goddard 1999; partner 2006.




Board member Strategic Investment Board 2007-2009; Head of Legal Northern Ireland Energy Regulator 2010-2012; Board member Local Enterprise Partnership 2013-2016; Chamber of Commerce Board Member 2016 to present


Regent House Grammar, Northern Ireland; University of Dundee.


Family, Mountaineering, Church

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading individuals)

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Addleshaw Goddard’s multidisciplinary team has ‘consistently proven to be thoughtful, thorough and practical’, as highlighted by one client, ‘offering advice on a range of renewable energy transactions’ and handling national and international mandates arising out of the power, water and nuclear sectors. Richard Goodfellow, who specialises in energy and utility projects, jointly leads the practice alongside Paul Dight, who also heads the firm’s low carbon and electric vehicle groups. David Shaw advises on the construction aspects of energy transactions, while James Reynolds has ‘excellent knowledge’ in nuclear mandates and Sara Gilmore is noted for her expertise in the regulated sectors.

London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables)

Addleshaw Goddard acts for key players in the renewables market such as National Grid, SSE, BP and Greencoat Capital in addition to non-energy corporates and public bodies. Recent highlights for the team include advising a Chinese investor on a 500MW UK Solar Farm in North East England. Richard Goodfellow  is an expert in the downstream energy sector and co-heads the practice with Catherine Fearnhead  and David McEwing. Matthew Williams advises in areas of devleoping technology such as green hydrogen production and battery storage while Rory Connor has experience in project financing and development.

London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Infrastructure

Addleshaw Goddard is particularly strong in the domestic market and acts for major government departments and key lenders, among others, on a range of infrastructure matters, including PPPs and PFIs. With strong support from its banking and finance, construction, real estate, litigation and corporate practitioners, the infrastructure, projects and energy team is well placed to handle a broad range of projects work under the leadership of Richard Goodfellow. Goodfellow, who splits his time between Leeds and London, is well regarded for renewables and utilities work, while Matthew Newing handles transactional matters in the social infrastructure sector. Michael O’Connor is based out of Manchester and London, and is a name to note for public, private and project finance transactions. Ian Le Pelly joined from an in-house role at DP World in late 2021 while Matthew Williams joined from Fieldfisher in early 2022.