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www.walkermorris.co.uk

Gwendoline Davies

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Work +44(0)113 283 2517
Email:
Web:
www.walkermorris.co.uk
Walker Morris LLP

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Commercial Dispute Resolution

Position

Partner and Head of Commercial Dispute Resolution

Career

Gwendoline is head of the firm’s Commercial Dispute Resolution Group.

Ranked as a leading individual and in the top tier for commercial dispute work for a number of years, Gwendoline is a highly respected litigator and has been involved in several reported cases. The Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession describes Gwendoline as “first-class” and “a star litigator who is very commercial and responds very quickly no matter what time or time zone.”

Her clients come from multiple industries and business sectors and include major corporates and leading financial institutions. She has more than 30 years of experience of representing clients in their most complex and important disputes. Her practice includes commercial and civil litigation matters, regulatory matters, internal investigations and domestic and international arbitrations.

She is an accredited mediator with the Centre for Dispute Resolution, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the International Bar Association.


Yorkshire and the Humber: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Within: Leading individuals

Gwendoline Davies - Walker Morris LLP

Within: Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Praised for its 'attention to detail, strategic planning and forward thinking', the practice at Walker Morris LLP acts for a range of local, regional and international clients including large UK housebuilders, US-headquartered industrial companies and Western European-based energy companies. Team head Gwendoline Davies is experienced in handling pensions litigation, trade disputes, contentious corporate and partnership matters, product liability issues, nuisance claims and technology sector disputes; Malcolm Simpson has notable expertise in the manufacturing, automotive, power generation, property development and technology sectors, and Nick Lees has particular knowledge of the food and drink sector.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Human resources

Pensions

Within: Pensions

Walker Morris LLP advises its high-profile clients on a range of pensions matters with particular expertise in the privatised utilities sectors including water, electricity, coal, gas and nuclear clients; it also assists charities and not for profits including universities, and public sector clients. Practice head Jo Ratcliffe has specialist TUPE and Beckmann liabilities knowledge, and Gwendoline Davies is highlighted for pensions litigation. Other names to note include directors Craig Looker and Ruth Bamforth; Looker is 'an excellent, technical lawyer' and has particular expertise in employer debt and sex equalisation issues in defined benefit schemes, while Bamforth has experience handling a range of pensions matters, from reorganisations to the winding-up of schemes and regulator interventions.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Projects, energy and natural resources (including PFI)

Energy

Within: Energy

Walker Morris LLP's expertise is focused around waste matters, including energy-from-waste projects, anaerobic digestion matters and bio-resources projects. The group's clients span public sector bodies, utilities and project companies, developers, technology providers, subcontractors and funders. David Kilduff and Ben Sheppard jointly lead the group; Kilduff focuses on project work and Sheppard handles energy-from-waste matters. Gwendoline Davies is the key name for contentious work, Jules Harbage handles construction-related matters and Judith Pike focuses on real estate issues.

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Infrastructure

Within: Infrastructure

Walker Morris LLP fields practitioners from multiple departments to handle matters in the rail, highways, energy, waste, utilities, education, leisure and telecoms sectors. Clients include local authorities, utility companies, power companies, developers, constructors, technology providers and funders. David Kilduff jointly leads the group with energy-from-waste project specialist Ben Sheppard; Gwendoline Davies focuses on contentious work, Jules Harbage handles construction matters and Judith Pike specialises in funding energy sector work.

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Disclosure in civil litigation: All change please, all change!

October 2018. By Gwendoline Davies

From 1 January 2019, a mandatory pilot scheme will operate in the Business and Property Courts across England and Wales, ushering in a new era of disclosure management in civil litigation. Walker MorrisÂ’ head of commercial dispute resolution, Gwendoline Davies, and senior associate and professional support lawyer, Amanda Kent, consider the changes and what they mean for in-house lawyers. [Continue Reading]

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