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www.walkermorris.co.uk

Martin McKeague

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Walker Morris LLP

Work Department

Real Estate Litigation

Position

Partner

Career

Martin studied law at Nottingham University and subsequently trained at DLA Piper from where he joined Walker Morris upon qualification in 2000. He has over 10 years experience in all aspects of Property Litigation and specialises for the most part in Real Property and Commercial Landlord and Tenant work. He has a wealth of experience in contentious property matters acting in relation to both large scale disputes and general property management work.

In his time at Walker Morris he has built up a substantial practice and acts for a host of national retailers, commercial and residential developers and financial institutions.

He has a particular expertise in relation to dilapidations and forfeiture claims, rent review disputes, lease renewal proceedings, insolvency litigation concerning property and real property disputes relating to restrictive covenants and easements.


Yorkshire and the Humber: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Property litigation

Walker Morris LLP’s ‘highly experienced and effective team’ is ‘one of the best in the North of the country’ and is ‘first class in all respects’. Clients praise team co-heads Andrew Beck and Martin McKeague; Beck is ‘excellent’ and McKeague is ‘focused, pragmatic, proactive and tenacious’. Highlights included assisting Legal and Contingency with enforcing a prescriptive right of way, representing the Coal Authority in a claim relating to the recovery of royalties payable under an agreement for the extraction of minerals and importation of waste, and acting for Plesvale in the High Court against a tenant seeking declaratory relief. Malcolm Simpson is also singled out as ‘a brilliant all-rounder and tough litigator’; he regularly acts for developers in disputes arising from option agreements, contracts, planning promotion agreements and supply chain issues. Other noteworthy individuals include Karl Anders and senior associate Ruth Ormrod, who focuses on landlord and tenant matters.

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