Axiom Advocates

Gavin Walker QC

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UK Bar
Strengths

Gavin Walker QC
Former solicitor and leading advocate in the sector, he is regularly instructed by contractors in heavyweight construction disputes with employers. He acts across professional negligence-related matters, contractual disputes and defects claims, and is highly commended by instructing solicitors for his commerciality. He has acted extensively in the Edinburgh Tram Inquiry.
"Gavin is very effective and responds extremely quickly to changing situations in and out of court." "He's very commercial and always looks at the bigger picture. He's a real team player with a strong construction background."
Recent work: Acted in a claim for £7 million by employers alleging defective workmanship on the behalf of their main build contractor.

Strengths

Gavin Walker QC
Enjoys a burgeoning reputation at the Scottish Bar, handling a broad range of complex commercial disputes. His professional negligence practice is particularly focused on matters involving construction professionals.
"He has strong negotiation skills and is resolute in his advice." "I really like his approach. He is strategic, very hard-working and fights his client's corner."
Recent work: Acted for the claimant in an engineer's negligence case concerning the geo-technical design of a major water main.

Real Estate Litigation - Scotland (Bar)
Band 2
Strengths

Gavin Walker QC (Axiom Advocates)
Earns praise for his work in construction matters. He is regularly instructed to handle high-value disputes and has experience with commercial property matters and dilapidations claims. Many of his cases involve energy companies.
"Excellent with clients and strategic in his approach. He presents extremely well in court, in a manner that judges find very helpful."
Recent work: Acted in Iftikhar v CIP Properties, a claim under missives by a prospective purchaser to force an owner to sell heritable property.

Strengths

Gavin Walker QC
His quick turnaround and team-oriented approach make him a popular choice among instructing solicitors. He has developed a strong reputation in a number of areas, including construction, real estate, IP and professional negligence. He frequently represents surveyors, architects and engineers in complex professional liability disputes. Sources are quick to praise his pragmatic and proactive style as counsel.
"He's very tactical, and provides practical and commercially sensible advice which has been invaluable to us and our clients." "He's very good to deal with and is extremely user-friendly."
Recent work: Acted in Bode v McGirr, a claim brought by a property owner against an architect and builder concerning defects in design and workmanship.