Mr Paul Hargreaves > Walker Morris LLP > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Walker Morris LLP
33 Wellington Street

Work Department

Construction & Engineering


Partner – Construction & Engineering


Paul specialises in high value and complex litigation in the Construction and Engineering department. He has a broad range of experience in relation to all forms of dispute resolution, including High Court construction, engineering and commercial litigation disputes, professional negligence, product liability, defective works and contractual disputes. Paul has significant experience in multi-party litigation (Rendlesham Estates Plc and others v Barr Limited [2014] EWHC 3968) and has significant trial experience along with conducting a number of interlocutory applications, case management conferences and mediations.  He has run a number of cases under conditional and discounted fee agreements and has extensive knowledge in this area.

Paul Hargreaves is developing an enviable reputation in the contentious construction space. Sources observe that he is “very able, and works tirelessly to achieve the client’s objectives.”

Paul was shortlisted for Associate Solicitor of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2015.



Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Real estate > Construction

Walker Morris LLP‘s construction practice covers a ‘huge range of expertise’ and is capable of handling a wide array of residential and commercial development mandates for developers, landowners and contractors. The team frequently advises on negotiations and contracts in relation to build-to-rent schemes and is also very active in the contentious space, regularly handling defect claims, cladding disputes, and litigation related to project delays. Tom Peel, who leads the practice, is an expert in the contentious space who maintains close relations with major contractors and developers. The practice is also bolstered by the expertise of litigation experts Paul Hargreaves and Carly Thorpe, while Jules Harbage handles both contentious and non-contentious mandates in the energy and infrastructure spaces. Martin Scott retired in May 2023.

Yorkshire and the Humber > Insurance > Professional negligence

Walker Morris LLP draws on the expert teams of its commercial dispute resolution, construction and infrastructure, and banking litigation practices to provide sector-specific expertise in its handling of professional negligence claims. Gwendoline Davies heads up the commercial dispute resolution team, with experience bringing claims against accountants, trustees, and other professionals, where she works alongside Nick Lees and Malcolm Simpson. Paul Hargreaves, Martin Scott and senior director Sue Harris handle matters relating to engineering and construction, with a strong track record in claims against professionals involved in the development and sale of major projects. Richard Sandford, Louise Power and Rob Payne work on claims arising against professionals in the finance space.