Jonathan Tattersall > Addleshaw Goddard > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Addleshaw Goddard
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Work Department

Construction litigation.


Partner and head of the contentious construction department specialising in international arbitration, litigation and forms of ADR. Work includes acting for a Korean contractor in a $200m arbitration re a power plant in the Middle East; a US contractor in arbitration regarding power plants in Pakistan; major PFI disputes in the UK with values in excess of £20m. He has advised clients in construction and energy disputes worldwide, on projects including Malaysia, Bulgaria, Hong Kong, P&C, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Canada, Mexico, USA, Japan, Korea, Singapore.


Trained Eversheds Hepworth & Chadwick; qualified 1996; solicitor Eversheds 1996-2000; solicitor Hammonds 2000-03; partner 2003-05; partner Addleshaw Goddard 2005.


Conversational Japanese; conversational French.


Associate Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.


King Edward VI School, Stratford upon Avon; University of Sheffield (1993 LLB Hons 2(1)); College of Law (1994 LPC commendation).


Family, cricket, rugby, reading, golf.

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Real estate > Construction

(Leading individuals)

Jonathan TattersallAddleshaw Goddard

The construction and engineering team at Addleshaw Goddard has considerable expertise in contracts for engineering schemes and infrastructure – including energy and utilities – regeneration, and development. National practice head Nancy McGuire leads on non-contentious matters with a specialism in non-procurement strategies and the delivery of complex infrastructure projects. Paul O’Kane has expertise in risk and contentious matters, and practicing arbitrator Andrew Greaves assists with transport matters with a focus on the Middle Eastern market. Jonathan Tattersall  continues to handle energy and infrastructure disputes, often supported by legal director Philip Withey who regularly advises on domestic PFI and foreign PPP disputes.

London > Real estate > Construction: contentious

Addleshaw Goddard has a strong reputation for its work on large scale, high-risk projects. It is well-regarded for its PFI disputes practice, particularly in the healthcare and science technology sector both in the UK and abroad. It also has a strong reputation for handling international arbitration matters, involving major infrastructure and power projects. Jonathan Tattersall leads the team, and is known for his international arbitration practice as well as his work on PFI/PPP disputes, particularly in the health sector. Gerlando Butera handles disputes both in the UK and overseas, leveraging his experience in Singapore and Hong Kong. The team is also supported by Rob Easton, who has particular experience in advising retail, healthcare and hotel clients, and Alex Hirom who recently joined from Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP and adds to the team’s strength in the energy sector.