Mr Nick Lees > Walker Morris LLP > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Walker Morris LLP
33 Wellington Street
LEEDS
LS1 4DL
England

Work Department

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Position

Partner

Career

Nick specialises in commercial litigation and advises on a broad range of commercial matters. His experience includes disputes concerning trading relationships, transactions, employees, banking and finance, professional negligence and fraud. Nick also advises in connection with shareholder disputes, partnership disputes and claims concerning directors’ duties.

His practice encompasses litigation, arbitration and mediation and he has advised clients in regulatory investigations and proceedings before regulatory bodies.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Next Generation Partners)

Nick LeesWalker Morris LLP

Walker Morris LLP has a strong commercial disputes practice with particular construction, manufacturing, energy, food and retail sector expertise. The group acts for a growing list of leading UK and global companies as well as entrepreneurs; it is also a popular choice for foreign companies in UK disputes and counts US-headquartered industrial companies and Western European energy companies among its clients. Practice head Gwendoline Davies, Malcolm Simpson and Nick Lees all have broad expertise in commercial litigation and arbitration. Other names to note include directors Nick McQueen, who has developed a niche in energy sector litigation, and Lynsey Oakdene.

Yorkshire and the Humber > Insurance > Professional negligence: claimant

Walker Morris LLP‘s expertise spans numerous sectors and the team acts in disputes involving accountants, solicitors and architects. The practice is also frequently instructed in claims arising from leasehold disputes, including claims where the title to a property is unsecured or there is a challenge to the value of the lender’s security. Gwendoline Davies, Paul Hargreaves, Nick Lees, Louise Power, Richard Sandford, Martin Scott and Malcolm Simpson collectively lead the team and are key practitioners. Andrew Beck became a consultant in 2019.

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

Walker Morris LLP’s competition practice has notable strength in merger control and regulatory compliance issues under the leadership of Trudy Feaster-Gee. The team is also instructed by a high volume of private equity clients to support on UK investments; corporate clients also stem from the energy and IT sectors. The group also advises public bodies on state aid issues. Contentious matters are handled by commercial litigators Nick Lees and Gwendoline Davies; recent work includes handling follow-on damages cases arising from cartel disputes.