Addleshaw Goddard has further strengthened its Transport and Energy Teams with the hire of top projects lawyer Ursula Gould.
The latest in a series of targeted senior lateral hires, Ursula joins the firm's Manchester office from Shoosmiths where she was a partner for the last 5 years and she will bolster AG's already strong Transport and Projects offering. Working on a wide range of domestic and international matters, Ursula brings over 25 years' experience advising on high value, complex and cross border contracts, for both public and private-sector clients.
With particular expertise in transport and infrastructure projects, particularly light and heavy rail mandates, Ursula's credentials include advising on high value, complex and cross border contracts, for both public and private-sector clients.
Paul Hirst, Head of Transport at AG, commented: "We are delighted that Ursula has chosen to join us. She has an exceptional reputation and clients view her as their "go to" lawyer – known for delivering practical, sensible solutions. Her experience is a perfect fit with our Transport focus and she brings an impressive technical and commercial skillset, and a strong insight into the rail sector."
Ursula (who before Shoosmiths was a partner at Pannone) joins the firms national Infrastructure, Projects and Energy Team and she will be based in our Manchester office.
Mike O'Connor, National Head of Infrastructure, Projects and Energy stated; "I am really pleased that Ursula, along with Laura Alexander who joins us from Manchester City Council, have chosen to join our growing transport and energy projects practice in Manchester which continues to go from strength-to-strength. Their addition will help us continue to be at the forefront of major project delivery in the North West as well as adding capability and capacity in our drive to expand our practice across the country and into Scotland as part of our merger with HBJ."