Mr Paul Dight > Addleshaw Goddard > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Addleshaw Goddard

Work Department

Infrastructure projects and energy.


Paul is an energy infrastructure and regulatory specialist with significant experience advising on the development and funding of large scale energy infrastructure and on regulation in the energy and utilities sectors. He advises a broad variety of clients across the sector including developers, investors, supply chain, funders, regulators and sponsors (including central and local government bodies) with clients including National Grid, Drax, Britvic, Siemens, Foresight, Equitix, NIBC, DZ Bank and John Laing Investments. He advises on commercial and regulatory matters within the electricity, gas, smart (including smart metering and battery storage) and renewables sectors advising across the technology spectrum and he is recommended in Legal 500 for work in renewables.  He led the Addleshaw Goddard teams advising Biogen on three AD PPPs in the Welsh Food Waste Programme, he also advises John Laing on the acquisition and project financing of a number of wind farm projects, various funders and developers (Trina, Canadian Solar) on the development and financing of solar pv schemes, MAPs and energy suppliers on smart metering roll-outs and on CHP schemes for MediaCity, Network Rail, Citibank and Hub. Paul also advises clients including MCS, LCCC, Ofwat, and British Sugar.


Trained Hammonds Suddards Edge, qualified 2002. Partner Addleshaw Goddard 2014.


Portuguese, French and Spanish.


Dartford Grammar for Boys (1994); University of Leeds (1999, Law, French and Portuguese); Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.


Squash, swimming.

Lawyer Rankings

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

Addleshaw Goddard‘s multidisciplinary practice group is a leader across the power and renewables space, and regularly secures a number of national and international mandates. Key partners include Richard Goodfellow, who leads the team and advises on a range of high-value energy and utilities matters for large domestic corporates; Paul Dight, who heads up the firm’s low carbon and electric vehicle group and specialises in infrastructure regulation work, and John Emerton, who handles litigation across the oil and gas sector.  David Shaw has notable expertise in the transactional construction work, and James Reynolds oversees the firm’s nuclear practice. Also in the group is Sara Gilmore, who was elevated to the partnership and focuses on regulated sectors. Associate Alex Clayton is also of note.