As part of a continued commitment to growth in Projects and Healthcare, Addleshaw Goddard has announced the hire of recognised expert, Matthew Newing, as a partner in the London-based Infrastructure, Projects and Energy ("IPE") Group. Matthew joins the firm today from Charles Russell Speechlys, where he was head of Projects.

Matthew's practice includes advising mostly private businesses investing in the UK's social infrastructure market, particularly in healthcare estate and development, infrastructure asset management, social and extra care accommodation and other social infrastructure projects including education, joint services accommodation solutions and housing. Matthew also has a strong background in real estate and will work closely with the firm's real estate healthcare development sector to develop new opportunities and build on existing contacts.

Matthew has a broad base of experience – he is one of the lead lawyers advising clients in the NHS LIFT programme, and is also one of the practitioners currently acting for clients engaged in the NHS strategic estates partnership programme. He is a ranked individual in Chambers & Partners 2016, with clients commentating: "He is very good, he takes what we want to do, finds out why and how we want to do it and does it."
Matthew will be joined at Addleshaw Goddard by his existing colleague Natalie Barron. Natalie (who will join as an associate) also has a real estate background and has worked with Matthew for the last nine years across healthcare and social infrastructure sectors.

Mike O'Connor, National Head of the IPE Group, said: "Matthew has a very strong market reputation and we are delighted he has joined us. His valued experience in projects and healthcare, especially in UK social infrastructure work, combined with his client base, marries perfectly with our sector offering in the UK, where we have a great track record of advising public and private sector healthcare clients as well as procurers, sponsors and investors across social infrastructure sectors."

David Hartley, head of the London IPE team said: "With restrictions on public expenditure likely to continue for the foreseeable future, demand for social infrastructure development continues to grow, and we are looking forward to building on these opportunities in London, using alternative delivery models and our national network."