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

London > Corporate and commercial > Equity capital markets – small-mid cap

Leeds-based Walker Morris LLP had an outstanding year both in terms of deal volume and individual highlight deals, having advised on three IPOs in 2018 each with a market capitalisation of over £100m on admission. Acting for corporate issuers and dealers/brokers, the strong performance of the ECM group and wider corporate team has been recognised by a variety of market sources. The practice group is jointly headed by Richard Naish and Daniel O’Gorman, who is noted for his ‘commercial approach to transactions‘.