Addleshaw Goddard makes new senior appointment

Addleshaw Goddard grows Construction & Engineering team with a new partner hire who has an impressive career in the living sectors.

John Cleaveley, Partner, Addleshaw Goddard | BTR News
John Cleaveley, Partner, Addleshaw Goddard.

Law firm Addleshaw Goddard announces the appointment of John Cleaveley as a Partner within its Construction & Engineering team. Joining the firm from Shoosmiths where he was Head of Construction & Engineering at the company’s Manchester office, John carries over 30 years’ experience in the legal industry.

Previously, John held positions at Weightmans and Lendlease Construction. His practice has primarily focused on advising developers, contractors, and specialist sub-contractors on contentious and non-contentious projects, with experience within the living sector – including Build to Rent, student accommodation, affordable housing, hotels and retirement housing – commercial developments, mixed-use schemes and infrastructure.

“John is a heavyweight in the construction and engineering sector and another fantastic addition to our team. Our global practice has grown exponentially over the last two years, now numbering over 30 partners and more than 100 specialist fee-earners.”

Jonathan Tattersall, Head of Construction & Engineering, Addleshaw Goddard

John’s appointment follows that of Caroline Pope who joined the firm’s Construction & Engineering team from DLA Piper in October.

John is the seventh lateral partner hire across AG’s Real Estate group this year (Clarissa Smith, Catherine Williams, Anthony Willis, Francis Tyrell, Sarah Atkinson, Caroline Pope and John Cleaveley).