Catherine Fearnhead > Addleshaw Goddard > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Addleshaw Goddard
M2 3DE

Work Department

Commercial Property.


Catherine advises regulated businesses, developers and investors on the disposal, development, pre-letting and funding of a range of asset classes including regulated operational assets, logistics, offices and student accommodation.  Catherine co-leads (with Jonathan Powling) the Logistics Sub-sector group at Addleshaw Goddard, which published the market leading ‘How Soon is Now?’ logisitcs report – gathering the views of leading investors, developers, occupiers and operators and setings out policy recommendations on how the logistics sector should respond to the current challenges and opportunities.

Catherine also advises landlords and corporate occupiers on a range of landlord and tenant matters, leading teams to cost effectively manage property interests balancing the interests of landlord and occupier to ensure that institutional requirements are met whilst facilitating the occupiers’ day to day business


Trained at Hammonds Suddards Edge (now Squire Patton Boggs), qualified in 2005, partner at Addleshaw Goddard 2015




Eirias High School, Colwyn Bay; Cambridge University (2:1 MA Cantab) (1999-2002); College of Law, Chester (Distinction) (2003)



Lawyer Rankings

North West > Real estate > Commercial property: Manchester

Addleshaw Goddard’s ‘exceptionally talented and well-resourced real estate team’ retains a very strong position in the Manchester market, handling projects that will have a major impact on the region and matters at the cutting edge of real estate trends.  Peter Kershaw leads the practice – he is regarded as ‘exceptional in terms of content, values and communication’. During 2020 Anita Weightman and Tony Weightman retired and Stephen Kinsey joined Bruntwood as director of legal services, but the practice – which is praised for its ‘noticeable focus on customer service‘ – continues to boast a deep bench of experienced lawyers, including Lucy Butterworth, Patrick DuffyVicky Niescier, Catherine Fearnhead and ‘unflappable‘ legal director Emma Tonge.