Following on the back of the hires of four KWM Real Estate partners, Addleshaw Goddard has announced the appointment of Construction Partner Julia Court.
Described as a commercially minded, 'super lawyer', Julia brings with her a wealth of experience advising private and public sector owners, developers, funders, and contractors throughout the full construction cycle.
Julia's significant experience in sectors including transport, energy & renewables, PFI/ PPP and facilities management, supports both AG's sector and divisional strategic growth aims and bolsters the firm's construction expertise in London.
Working on high-profile UK development projects including; Regent Street's £1.8 billion investment programme and the redevelopment of 60 Holborn Viaduct, Julia's work also stretches globally, where she has worked on PFI, rail and infrastructure mandates.
Head of Real Estate, Leona Ahmed stated: "This is another significant hire for us and one which boosts our already strong credentials in both contentious and non-contentious construction work across the UK and internationally."
Andy McVeigh, Head of Construction London added; "Julia's significant experience will be leveraged across our wider sectors specialisms, will enable us to add further bench strength to our core City construction team, whilst also supporting our strategic growth aims – we are delighted that she is joining us."
AG has one of the largest construction teams in the UK and continues to advise on the most complex and high-profile construction projects, including the Houses of Parliament renewal and restoration project, Manchester Airport's £1bn Transformation Project, Dandara Group's PRS development portfolio – the UK's largest single 'build to rent' development portfolio to date, United Utilities' c£100m Cumbrian Super Pipe Scheme and Pramerica Real Estate Capital's new student accommodation developments in Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow.
AG is significantly investing in the growth of its RE and Construction teams with recent hires including; William Boss, Luke Harvey, Michael Scott and Simon Tager from KWM and Gerlando Butera from Nabarro in Singapore.
Over the past month, AG has made five partner, 8 lawyer, 2 legal PA and 3 business services appointments from KWM – bolstering its RE, Banking and BD London teams.