Mr Nick Lees > Walker Morris LLP > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile
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Mr Nick Lees
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
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.
Yorkshire and the Humber > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire(Next Generation Partners)
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.
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.
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.
- Commercial litigation: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire - Yorkshire and the Humber > Dispute resolution
- EU and competition - Yorkshire and the Humber > Corporate and commercial
- Next Generation Partners - Yorkshire and the Humber > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire
- Professional negligence: claimant - Yorkshire and the Humber > Insurance
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Finance > Banking and finance
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire
- Real estate > Commercial property: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire
- Real estate > Construction
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire
- Corporate and commercial > EU and competition
- Public sector > Health
- Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery
- Public sector > Local government
- Real estate > Planning
- Insurance > Professional negligence: claimant
- Real estate > Property litigation
- Real estate > Social housing
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport
- Dispute resolution > Banking litigation
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax
- Public sector > Education
- Employment > Employment: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
- Real estate > Environment
- Employment > Health and safety
- Projects, energy and natural resources (including PFI) > Infrastructure and energy
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms
- Employment > Pensions
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property