Huw Wallis > Greenwoods Legal > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Greenwoods Legal Offices
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Partner, Head of Disputes
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“My approach to litigation is rooted in a straight-talking, honest and realistic approach to objectives, costs and the prospects of success”.
Educated at St John’s College Cambridge University, Huw worked for ten years as a litigator at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and White & Case before working first as a partner in a regional firm, then forming his own boutique firm, which merged with Greenwoods in 2012.
Huw heads the Greenwoods’ Disputes team, which includes specialist sub-teams in Construction, Financial Services and Property Disputes, advising clients across all three of the firm’s offices.
Huw has a wealth of experience in commercial disputes of all kinds, many featuring complex or international elements. He has acted for clients in High Court proceedings, all the major arbitral forums and a number of specialist tribunals. He also regularly deals with claims involving injunctive relief.
He hosted a webinar on the implementation of Damages Based Agreements (DBAs) for LexisNexis and has written extensively on the topic.
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Greenwoods Legal has a large litigation group based in its Peterborough, Cambridge and London office, though Peterborough is the main hub. The firm handles a varied caseload that includes complex financial services litigation, high-profile breach of contract disputes, Judicial Review proceedings and, increasingly, cross-border matters. It has particular skill in disputes in the energy, enfranchisement, marine and international trade sectors. The lead partner is Huw Wallis, who works in both London and Cambridge, and has vast experience in High Court proceedings, all major arbitral forums and numerous of specialist tribunals. Partners Adele Whaley and Jamie McConnell also play key roles in the practice.
Greenwoods Legal has strength in key niches within property litigation, among them leasehold and collective enfranchisement matters. Chi Collins, who works in London and Peterborough, leads the property disputes practice, working closely with Peterborough-based head of litigation Huw Wallis. Senior associate Amy Castleman in Peterborough is the property litigation in East Anglia and she works closely with Kirstie Goulder to lead the firm’s niche property guardianship practice.
Greenwoods Legal‘s disputes department comprises specialist sub-teams in commercial claims, construction, property disputes and regulatory. Team head Huw Wallis‘ cases frequently feature complex, high-value or international elements; and Euan Palmer focuses on oil and gas matters. Marine law and international trade head Russell Strong joined in 2021 from Zaiwalla & Co.