Nancy McGuire > Addleshaw Goddard > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Addleshaw Goddard
M2 3DE

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Partner and national head of Construction, Engineering and Environmental. Construction specialist with particular expertise in advising on procurement strategies and in the drafting, negotiation and approval of development and funding agreements, construction and engineering contracts, partnering agreements, consultancy agreements and warranties for large scale refurbishment schemes, leisure, retail and office developments, residential and mixed use schemes, manufacturing projects and developments involving both mechanical and process plant, and projects within the public sector. Has been widely involved in regeneration initiatives and civil engineering projects and advises clients not only on contract drafting and negotiation but also in relation to contract management issues and claims avoidance. Clients include a number of commercial developers who operate on a national basis and also contractors, financial institutions and public sector bodies, in particular in the higher education field.


British Gas Marketing Department 1989-90; trained Addleshaw Booth & Co; qualified 1994; construction team Addleshaw Booth & Co (now Addleshaw Goddard) 1994-2001; partner 2001.




Property and Construction Committee, Manchester Chamber of Commerce, Business North West.


Failsworth Comprehensive School; York University (Economics 2(1)); Manchester Metropolitan University (Diploma in Marketing); Law College, York (Common Professional Exam: Pass and Law Society Finals 1st Class Hons).


Theatre, cinema, travel, walking, growing roses.

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Real estate > Construction

(Leading individuals)

Nancy McGuireAddleshaw Goddard

The strength of its team and breadth of its expertise continue to set the  practice at Addleshaw Goddard apart. Nancy McGuire is national head of non-contentious construction; her strengths include advising on procurement strategies and supporting clients with development and funding agreements. Jonathan Tattersall, who leads the construction energy and infrastructure disputes team, is particularly experienced in cross-jurisdictional matters and energy projects. Other key lawyers include Paul O’Kane, who covers contentious and non-contentious construction matters, and managing associate and litigator Philip Withey, who has acted for a number of national and international companies and organisations.