DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Walker Morris LLP

Litigation

3 ranked lawyersBand 2YorkshireUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Respected litigation team that has substantial experience handling a range of different commercial disputes. Expertise includes advising on shareholder disputes, contract issues and product liability claims. Acts for clients across a range of sectors, including pensions, utilities and retail. Regularly undertakes matters before the specialist divisions of the business and property courts.

Strengths

A client describes the advice as "absolutely accurate and always timely," adding:  "They always give great advice on how to handle issues."

Work highlights

Represented Dale Farm in a dispute with its long-term distributor R&R Ice Cream UK.

Notable practitioners

Gwendoline Davies is a leading commercial litigator with vast experience in the field. She routinely represents clients in a variety of cases, from pensions litigation to various contractual disputes. "She's quick to grasp the fundamental aspects of a dispute," a client says, adding that "she has the technical knowledge to work through litigation while also keeping in mind the commercial avenue."

Malcolm Simpson is a highly respected figure in the market, with particular experience handling real estate development disputes as well as supply agreement cases. Clients praise his ability "to summarise and explain the issues in simple terms to non-legal people."

Nick Lees acts for both defendants and claimants in commercial disputes, and has experience handling commercial damages claims. Clients appreciate that he is "able to explain legal issues in layman's terms and set out the pros and cons of a particular course of action."

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Yorkshire

Litigation


Gwendoline Davies
Band 1
Malcolm Simpson
Eminent Practitioners
Nick Lees
Up and Coming