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Martin Scott

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Walker Morris LLP

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Construction & Engineering


Partner and Head of Construction & Engineering


Martin is the Head of Construction & Engineering and has significant and extensive experience in dealing with high profile construction and engineering disputes, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, major case group actions and fraud.

Martin has been involved in many cases in the High Court and the Court of Appeal that have been reported and a number of those have been run under conditional or discounted fee agreements. Cases include: Ltd v Cooper [2008] EWHC 2198 (Ch) [2008] B.C.C. 877, v Cooper [2011] EWHC 902 (Ch), Kubik v Addleshaw Goddard LLP (unreported).

Martin also has a great deal of experience of adjudications and also of mediation.

In the latest Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession Martin “is recommended for his handling of complex construction disputes” and described as “extremely competent and displays great skills and determination in pressing forward claims, which are sometimes difficult and complex”.

Yorkshire and the Humber: Insurance

Professional negligence: claimant

Within: Professional negligence: claimant

Made up of 'a number of experienced and specialist solicitors', Walker Morris LLP's 'excellent professional negligence department' acts for groups of individuals and companies on claims across a variety of sectors. +Andrew Beck heads the 'strong practice', which has been described as 'having the edge' in mortgage fraud claims. Andrew Bennett is advising Dunfermline Building Society in a case against CBRE for the alleged negligent overvaluing of a development site, for which the client and a second bank lent a significant amount of money. In another work highlight, a team, led by Martin Scott, is instructed in a £13m multi-party claim involving 222 individuals against three solicitors firms, for alleged negligence in a conveyancing transaction. The 'organised and proactive' senior associate +Jonathan Brooks is singled out for his 'strong grasp of the law' and 'excellent client-care skills'. The team was further strengthened with the arrival of banking litigator Rob Aberdein from Aberdein Considine.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Real estate


Within: Leading individuals

Martin Scott - Walker Morris LLP

Within: Construction

‚ÄėA¬†highly respected team in the industry with a reputation to match‚Äô, Walker Morris LLP‚Äôs ‚Äėfirst-rate, top-notch and outstanding practice is in a league of its own‚Äô. Department head Martin Scott, who has ‚Äėexcellent commercial nous‚Äô, focuses on construction litigation; Tom Peel¬†is ‚Äėtrusted as a safe pair of hands‚Äô and advises on contentious and non-contentious mandates, Jules Harbage¬†specialises in energy and engineering work, director Joanne McNamara¬†handles student accommodation projects, and senior associate Carly Thorpe¬†‚Äėhas an exceptional ability to analyse the options available and find a way through difficult negotiations‚Äô. Starbucks and Drax Power Station are clients; Harbage advised the latter on the construction, installation and commissioning of a cold reheat pressure reduction system. Other highlights include Harbage assisting the Homes and Communities Agency with two residential developments in Kent, and Scott representing 99 owners of 160 apartments in litigation relating to a failed residential development in Bradford.

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