Mr Chris Woodthorpe > Walker Morris LLP > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Walker Morris LLP
33 Wellington Street

Work Department

Real Estate




Chris specialises in regeneration and affordable housing advising a range of public sector contracting authorities, registered providers, bidders, consortia, developers and contractors on real estate aspects of such projects. Chris is experienced in dealing with complex phased developments, acquisitions and disposals of development and non development sites, stock transfers, profit share arrangements, contractual joint ventures and conveyancing and title issues.

Chris regularly leads our client teams dealing with title review and certification in relation to PPP projects and has led on the real estate dimensions of PFI’s and PPP’s in various sectors including waste, leisure and housing. Chris is responsible for managing the firm’s relationship with the Homes and Communities Agency.

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Public sector > Local government

Ben Sheppard and Chris Woodthorpe lead the local government practice at Walker Morris LLP, which is best known for its expertise in state aid and public procurement, as demonstrated by its appointment to Crown Commercial Services and work with the NHS Shared Business Services and Homes England. Sheppard specialises in PPP, PFI, outsourcing contracts and grant funding, while Woodthorpe is a go-to for regeneration, development, housing and asset management transactions. Consultant David Kilduff is also of note.

Yorkshire and the Humber > Real estate > Social housing

Walker Morris LLP has a longstanding relationship with Homes England, often advising on development, asset management and funding schemes. The practice handles the full gamut of housing services, encompassing landlord and tenant, housing management and regulatory compliance and litigation. Karl Anders acts for social and private sector landlords in housing management and litigation, which is complemented by Chris Woodthorpe‘s asset management and development work.