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Addleshaw Goddard
M2 3DE

Work Department

Real estate.


Non-contentious real estate. Specialising in investment and development/regeneration of commercial property. Main adviser to several well-known North West property investment and development companies as well as a number of other real estate businesses. Has experience of acting for the public and private sectors and for partnerships bewteen the two. Deals with large portfolio acquisitions, disposals and management and development projects many of which are strategically sensitive.


Trained Slater Heelis; qualified 1980, 1978-80 articled clerk, 1980-84 solicitor, 1984-98 partner; 1998-2011 partner, Cobbetts; 2011 – partner, Addleshaw Goddard. Director, Eastlands Homes Partnership Limited,  City South Housing Trust Limited,  One Manchester Limited and Cheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership.




Investment Property Form and Forum for the Built Environment


Altrincham Grammar School; Manchester University LLB (2:1 Hons).


Theatre, running, food and wine

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Real estate > Commercial property: Manchester

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Stephen Kinsey

Addleshaw Goddard

Addleshaw Goddard is the ‘market leading firm for real estate work in Manchester‘ and is lauded as the ‘go-to firm for real estate work. The team is best known for its ability to handle big-ticket transactions in the city and across the North West region and acts for a broad client base which includes: trust and insurance companies, pension fund managers, developers, retailers, banks, transport agencies,  public and private sector organisations and corporate clients. Among the team, department head Peter Kershaw, who is ‘exceptional‘,  Stephen Kinsey, who has a ‘great standing in the market‘, and Anita Weightman are particularly recommended, as are legal directors Lucy Butterworth, Michael Corbett, and Emma Tonge.