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

Walker Morris LLP
33 Wellington Street

Work Department

Banking Litigation




Richard is well-known in the marketplace and has many years’ experience acting on behalf of banks, building societies and asset finance companies. His expertise covers all aspects of litigation, including secured and unsecured debt recovery, operational loss issues, satisfactory quality claims, title disputes, guarantees, mortgages, and professional negligence claims. He is recommended by clients for his innovative approach and excellent problem solving skills, and is noted as someone who takes the time and trouble to understand the client’s team and what they are trying to achieve, and is a calming influence when litigation gets heated.

Richard is described in the Legal 500 Guide to the Legal Profession as “extremely able and robust” and “the members of his Banking Dispute Resolution Team are of the highest calibre, and really know their stuff”.

Lawyer Rankings

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 > Dispute resolution > Banking litigation

Walker Morris LLP‘s banking and finance litigation group is particularly known for its expertise in mortgage-related disputes, with experience in debt recovery, professional negligence and fraud-related matters. The one-office practice has an impressive national presence and experience in handling cross-border matters. ‘Top-level banking litigation partnerLouise Power leads the team, which includes Richard Sandford, who has a broad banking litigation practice. Andrew Beck, who leads the fraud investigations team, and ‘up and coming directorSandip Singh have particular experience in mortgage fraud and professional negligence claims.