Mr Richard Naish > Walker Morris LLP > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Walker Morris LLP
33 Wellington Street

Work Department

Corporate and Food & Drink


Partners and Head of Food & Drink


Richard joined from City firm Ashurst and has a varied practice being recognised, in particular, for his public company expertise on issues ranging from corporate governance and FSA and AIM rule compliance to IPOs, fundraisings and M&A. His experience includes working at the London Stock Exchange and the Financial Services Authority and he is a member of the London Stock Exchange’s Regional Advisory Group for Yorkshire and the North East.

At Walker Morris, Richard is one of five partners in the active Corporate Group and heads the Food & Drink Group. He regularly advises private companies on all aspects of corporate law from compliance issues to fundraisings, restructurings, joint ventures and M&A.

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire

Walker Morris LLP impresses with a strong track record in cross-border matters, as well as in transactions related to the private equity and ECM space. Clients are often active in the food and drink, manufacturing and technology sectors. The practice is overseen by John Hamer who handles public and private takeovers and acquisitions, and also includes Debbie Jackson; she is a key contact for a variety of funds. Richard Naish is well versed in advising public companies as well as food & drink sector clients. Daniel O’Gorman and Oliver Duke are noted for their experience in cross-border M&A and UK ECM transactions. Jo Stephenson has a focus on healthcare clients.