Mrs Judith Pike > Walker Morris LLP > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Walker Morris LLP
33 Wellington Street

Work Department

Real Estate




Judith joined from City firm Allen & Overy and is one of two lawyers recommended in Band 1 of Chambers Guide for Real Estate work in the Yorkshire region. She is a partner in the Real Estate Group specialising in real estate work for clients involved in the energy, renewables and waste sectors. She is an active member of the firm’s Renewables, Energy & Resources Group and chairs the firm’s Green Real Estate Group. Her experience covers most aspects of the energy, renewables and waste markets including mines and minerals, gas and electricity generation, anaerobic digestion, energy from waste, and wind and solar projects. She also has significant experience of funding matters in particular development transactions and projects.

Described by Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession as “thorough and focussed” and “making the work appear so refreshingly simple from the client’s side”, Judith enjoys making the land fit the deal and developing innovative project-based solutions.

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Projects, energy and natural resources (including PFI) > Infrastructure and energy

Walker Morris LLP fields a cross-disciplinary team of experts across real estate, construction and planning to handle infrastructure projects, particularly in the waste and bioresources sectors. Overseen by Ben Sheppard, who is the contact for waste and energy-from-waste projects, the core group comprises construction expert Jules Harbage, and Judith Pike, who is noted for real estate transactions. The team also receives a steady stream of mandates across housing and wind farm financing projects. On the litigation side, Gwendoline Davies focuses on energy-related disputes, acting for large businesses.

Yorkshire and the Humber > Real estate > Commercial property: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

(Leading individuals)

Judith PikeWalker Morris LLP

Walker Morris LLP‘s team has ‘a diverse range of skills’ in real estate transactions and property financings. The ‘highly responsive and pragmatic’ Jeremy Moore is sought after by national blue-chip corporates on landmark transactions; his recent work included advising the administrators of Debenhams on the real estate aspects of its administration. Austin Judson  acts for property investors, developers, retailers and high street banks on real estate portfolio matters. Also recommended are Judith Pike, who acts for clients in the energy and utilities sector, as well as Will Cousins and director Adam Reed. George Bacon  recently joined from Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, where he led the Leeds real estate team.