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Jeanette Burgess

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Walker Morris LLP

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Regulatory & Compliance


Partner and Head of Regulatory & Compliance


Jeanette specialises in regulatory law and heads up a varied practice serving national and international clients on issues ranging from consumer finance, FCA regulation, fraud, data protection, money laundering and health and safety compliance.

In her 17 year career, Jeanette has acquired valuable experience from a number of difference perspectives, having previously worked for DLA Piper, the UK Financial Services Authority enforcement team, and Provident Financial plc.

She is described in The Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession as being “very commercially minded in trying to bring about solutions” and is also praised by clients in the Acritas Stars Survey for “her ability to give constructive legal advice whilst bearing in mind commercial pressure.”

Yorkshire and the Humber: Human resources

Health and safety

Within: Health and safety

The health and safety team at Walker Morris LLP is praised for providing an 'incredibly efficient environment that is committed to excellent client care', and for having 'experienced solicitors with a real grasp on the practical realities of litigation for their clients'. In a complex and high-profile matter, the team is acting for a demolition engineer in a joint police and HSE investigation following the Didcot Power Station collapse which resulted in four fatalities. In this ongoing matter the practice has advised the client through interviews and investigations and will continue to represent the individual up to and including in any Crown Court trial. The team is also recognised for its ability to 'guide large organisations through complex litigation' and is also instructed by Arla Foods in a HSE prosecution. In addition to dealing with crisis management, incident response and major investigations the practice offers non-contentious, compliance and assurance advice. Jeanette Burgess heads the team, which was bolstered by the arrival of +Stuart Ponting from DLA Piper UK LLP. Ponting has the 'knowledge and experience to pick apart a case and rebuild it in his clients interests', and is particularly experienced acting for clients in the food, retail and construction and demolition sectors. With a 'brilliant client manner and impressive knowledge' senior associate +Claire Burrows has 'the flair to identify fresh, penetrative angles to best represent her client'.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Walker Morris LLP‚Äôs team of ‚Äėdown-to-earth individuals and incredible communicators are exceptionally easy to engage with‚Äô thanks to ‚Äėan approachable and transparent approach combined with an outstanding work ethic‚Äô. James Crayton¬†leads the group and regularly handles commercial contract work regarding IT and technology arrangements; his recent mandates include advising Marketing Lab on the development of its template contractual documentation and assisting Amscreen with the extension of its relationship with Clear Channel. Malcolm Simpson¬†is the key name for IT disputes,¬†Daniel O\'Gorman¬†focuses on transactional work and Jeanette Burgess¬†handles regulatory and compliance issues; Burgess recently acted for Age Partnership on its arrangement with Nationwide Building Society relating to the distribution of equity release products and partnered with Crayton to assist The Phoenix Partnership with the data protection issues surrounding its SystmOne clinical records system.

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