Mrs Gwendoline Davies > Walker Morris LLP > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Walker Morris LLP
33 Wellington Street

Work Department

Commercial Dispute Resolution


Partner and Head of Commercial Dispute Resolution


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.

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

(Hall of Fame)

Gwendoline DaviesWalker Morris LLP

Walker Morris LLP puts emphasis on representing North American-headquartered industrial companies as well as foreign energy companies in English law disputes. At a national level, it has close ties to food and drink manufacturers, energy and infrastructure clients, house-builders and retailers. Alongside expertise in commercial conflicts, the group also handles pensions and competition damages claims. ‘Star individualGwendoline Davies leads the team and impresses with a broad practice, while Malcolm Simpson handles a varied range of dispute resolution issues, including arbitration proceedings, and Nick Lees is a key contact in supply chain disputes. Other key team members include Nick McQueen, and directors Lynsey Oakdene and Claire Acklam.

Yorkshire and the Humber > Corporate and commercial > EU and competition

Clients praise Walker Morris LLP‘s competition offering, which sees the group advising national and international companies on the full range of related matters; the team is well versed in Technology Transfer Block Exemption mandates and the competition regulatory aspects of regulated sectors. Practice head Trudy Feaster-Gee is a barrister with long-standing experience in the field and Gwendoline Davies combines competition and dispute resolution knowledge, while Sarah Ward specialises in transactional work.

Yorkshire and the Humber > Insurance > Professional negligence

(Leading Individuals)

Gwendoline Davies  – Walker Morris LLP

The ‘excellent’ professional negligence practice at Walker Morris LLP is reflected in the strength of its practice heads; Gwendoline Davies, Nick Lees, Malcolm Simpson and Nick McQueen handle high-value claims in a commercial disputes context, while Paul Hargreaves, Tom Peel and Martin Scott are experts in construction and engineering litigation. For financial services sector expertise, Richard Sandford, Louise Power and Rob Payne are the key practitioners, advising clients on investor fraud rings, money laundering and cybercrime.

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

Walker Morris LLP has demonstrable experience in the waste and bioresources sectors and advises its roster of clients on energy from waste, anaerobic digestion and biogas projects. The ‘commercially astute’ team frequently leverages the expertise of other departments within the firm to provide multidisciplinary advice on infrastructure and energy mandates. Ben Sheppard, who is a key contact for energy from waste, renewables and low carbon energy matters, jointly leads the practice alongside real estate partner Judith Pike. Litigator Gwendoline Davies and construction expert Jules Harbage are also key members of the team.