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Stewarts Law LLP

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Leeds, London

Martin Walsh

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Stewarts Law LLP

Work Department

Commercial Litigation




Martin joined Stewarts in 2016. He was previously a senior associate at Pinsent Masons, having trained and qualified with the firm. He was promoted to partner at Stewarts in 2018.

Martin has written his career story and experience of Stewarts for our careers section, you can view his story here. 


Cases include:

  • Representing a major international IT supplier following termination for breach of a £400m contract with a government department
  • Acting for a FTSE 100 company facing a £20m claim for software licence infringement by an aggressive US supplier
  • Multi-jurisdictional fraud investigation for a foreign state body
  • LCIA arbitration involving alleged illegal state aid to an airline


Martin advises private sector clients in the technology, finance and manufacturing sectors, as well as public bodies. Martin has experience in High Court litigation, arbitration (both domestic and international), expert determination and mediation. He regularly advises on the renegotiation or termination of live distressed contracts/projects.

Yorkshire and the Humber: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

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

‘A first-class litigation boutique’, Stewarts Law LLP is ‘easily one of the best for litigation outside of the Magic Circle’ fielding ‘a strong team with a sense of purpose’ that is ‘undoubtedly the premier firm in Yorkshire, maybe even nationally’. The group is highly regarded for its experience in cartel damage claims, financial services disputes, fraud matters and investigations. Mo Bhaskaran, who ‘strikes the right balance between aggression and realism’, leads the department, which also fields the ‘tenaciousKate Pollock, who is ‘efficient and a popular team leader for competition work’; the ‘absolutely brilliantJonathan Sinclair and senior associate Nick Haworth, who is ‘a savvy litigator with a bright future ahead of him’. Highlights included Pollock representing multiple corporates in cartel actions relating to interchange fees charged by MasterCard on debit and credit card transactions, Sinclair acting in cartel actions against Visa relating to interchange fees and Ian Gatt QC representing Iiyama in damages proceedings relating to a cathode ray tube cartel. Marks and Spencer, Wm Morrison, Home Retail Group and B&Q are also clients. Martin Walsh made partner in 2018.

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