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Yorkshire and the Humber: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire
Corporate and commercial: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire - ranked: tier 1

Walker Morris LLP

The ‘incredibly strong team’ at Walker Morris LLP is ‘one of the best in Leeds and the surrounding area’ with ‘commercially focused advice that makes it equally as good as any of the London firms’. John Hamer leads the department and advises on public and private company takeovers, acquisitions, public market listings and private equity investments; his recent work includes acting for Total Capital Partners on the funding of its MBO of Walkers Transports. Clients also praise Ian Gilbert and director Jo Stephenson, Debbie Jackson, who ‘gets stuff done effectively’; Richard Naish, who ‘communicates effectively’; and Daniel O'Gorman, who is ‘pragmatic and solution oriented’. Jackson recently advised Endless on the sale of Karro Food Group to CapVest Partners, Naish acted for Servelec Group on its recommended cash offer from Scarlet Bidco, and O’Gorman assisted Data Intensity and its owner with its sale to EQT. Renew Holdings, Custodian REIT and Mattioli Woods are also clients.

Leading individuals

Ian Gilbert - Walker Morris LLP

John Hamer - Walker Morris LLP

Next generation lawyers

Jo Stephenson - Walker Morris LLP

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Corporate tax
Corporate tax - ranked: tier 2

Walker Morris LLP

In Walker Morris LLP’s ‘responsive and knowledgeable’ practice, director Sarah Bruce has ‘a straightforward approach that is always upbeat’ combined with ‘an ability to be informative and willingness to listen while delivering the complex advice in a pragmatic and easy-to-follow way’. Her recent work includes assisting the shareholders of Karro Food Group on the tax aspects of its sale to CapVest and acting for the management team of Pelsis Holding on its MBO. Clients also praise Director Nicola Parkinson, who has ‘excellent business acumen and industry knowledge’; she led advice to Servelec Group on its employee share incentives and advised Proactis Holdings on its reverse takeover of Perfect Commerce. Mattioli Woods, Total Capital and Vantage Motor Group are also clients. Simon Concannon retired in 2018.

Next generation lawyers

Nicola Parkinson - Walker Morris LLP

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

Walker Morris LLP

With ‘the pre-eminent team in the region’ and ‘an unmatched ability to punch above its weight’, Walker Morris LLP is praised as ‘a safe pair of hands for any issue’ combining ‘a thorough approach and exceptional market knowledge to provide a fully comprehensive service’. Trudy Feaster-Gee and Jeremy Scholes jointly lead the practice; Feaster-Gee is an expert in abuse of dominance issues and is ‘incredibly practical and user friendly’. Clients also praise ‘brilliantly talented’ director Shaukat Ali, whose expertise encompasses merger control issues, cartels, restrictive agreements and abuse of dominance work; senior associate Richard Jacques, who ‘really takes the time to understand the client’; and director Kate Webster, who handles the firm’s public procurement and state aid work. Recent highlights include advising Endless on the competition aspects of its disposal of one of its portfolio companies, Imtech, to EDF; assisting multiple clients with competition law compliance issues relating to products sold online, and handling state aid compliance, funding agreements and property due diligence work for Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council. Caterpillar Group, Augean and Enova International are also clients.

Leading individuals

Jeremy Scholes - Walker Morris LLP

Trudy Feaster-Gee - Walker Morris LLP

Next generation lawyers

Richard Jacques - Walker Morris LLP

Shaukat Ali - Walker Morris LLP

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation
Banking litigation - ranked: tier 1

Walker Morris LLP

Andrew Beck leads Walker Morris LLP’s ‘exceptionally strong’ practice, which acts for financial institutions including Lloyds Banking Group, Leeds Building Society and Bank of Ireland. In a recent highlight, the group acted for a high street lender in obtaining a freezing injunction over the assets of two companies; the team also handles lending disputes, fraud investigations, residential mortgage disputes and professional negligence issues. Other key names in the ‘highly professional’ group include Andrew Bennett, who is ‘a safe pair of hands; Louise Power, who is ‘personable, commercial and tough at just the right moments’; Richard Sandford, who has ‘a calming nature which assists with driving good results’; and Rob Aberdein, who joined from Aberdein Considine in 2017 and handles debt and asset recovery matters.

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Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire - ranked: tier 1

Walker Morris LLP

Walker Morris LLP ‘stands out from other firms in the region in terms of quality of work and the quality of the professionals within its team’ who are ‘head and shoulders above the rest and are always right on the money with their commercial acumen and sound legal advice that brings a certain creative flair to proceedings’. Recent mandates include acting for Visage in an interim injunction application, acting for Begbies Traynor as liquidators of Changtel Solutions in a High Court claim against a former director regarding allegations of fraud, and defending Trinity One in a case brought by York City Council relating to a commuted sum payment regarding the provision of affordable housing units. The team also represented Adler & Allan in a dispute relating to counter-pollution control costs following the capsizing of a fishing vessel carrying toxic pollutants in Dartmouth Harbour, and acted for Jet2.com in economic loss claims arising from disruptive passengers. The ‘incredibly confident and experienced’ Gwendoline Davies leads the group, which also includes the ‘genuinely excellent’ Malcom Simpson, Nick Lees, who has ‘a deep understanding of the law’; and director Lynsey Oakdene, who is ‘constantly focused on the needs of clients’. -David Williams joined Clarion in 2017.

Leading individuals

Gwendoline Davies - Walker Morris LLP

Malcolm Simpson - Walker Morris LLP

Next generation lawyers

Nick Lees - Walker Morris LLP

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Finance

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Walker Morris LLP

‘A strong regional player’, Walker Morris LLP’s ‘extremely client-focused team really makes an effort to know its clients and their needs’, enabling it to ‘provide highly commercial advice in a proactive, informed and experienced way’. Michael Taylor is ‘well connected, highly knowledgeable, tenacious, focused and task driven’; he specialises in bilateral and syndicated transactions including acquisition and property finance work and development funding. Taylor’s recent work includes assisting Adler and Allan Group with the £77m refinancing of its borrowings and advising Proactis Group on a £45m senior term loan and revolving credit facilities raised with HSBC to finance its reverse takeover of Perfect Commerce. Ian Akitt and Peter Considine are also names to note; clients praise Akitt as ‘genuinely brilliant’ and Considine as ‘a go-to lawyer who is thorough, hardworking and experienced with a calm, unruffled and assured manner’. Akitt recently advised Evans Property Management on £240m property investment and development facilities and assisted Tradehold with a capital raising through a South African Rand denominated preference share issue to finance a property portfolio, while Considine acted for Reward Finance Group on a secured loan note facility.

Leading individuals

Michael Taylor - Walker Morris LLP

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Insolvency and corporate recovery
Insolvency and corporate recovery - ranked: tier 1

Walker Morris LLP

Walker Morris LLP is ‘an outstanding insolvency firm in Leeds’ that ‘receives top marks across the board’ and combines ‘a strong understanding of the field with unbeatable pragmatism and a client-oriented approach’. Department head Simon Clark is ‘a brilliant problem solver and incredible intellectual’; he focuses on non-contentious corporate recovery and turnaround matters and recently acted for NorthEdge on the restructuring of Help-Link. The team also includes David Hinchliffe, who has a niche specialism in football club finance work; John Roche, who handles claims for insolvency practitioners against company directors; asset-based lending expert Duncan Lole, non-contentious-focused Michael Taylor and Gawain Moore, who regularly works on cross-border insolvencies. Senior associates Sarah MacAuley and Olivia Robinson are also names to note. Moore acted for Begbies Traynor as liquidators of Changtel Solutions and Roche assisted BHP Corporate Solutions as liquidator of Topps Rogers Financial Management. Endless, Deloitte and KPMG are also clients.

Leading individuals

Simon Clark - Walker Morris LLP

Next generation lawyers

Olivia Robinson - Walker Morris LLP

Sarah MacAuley - Walker Morris LLP

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Human resources

Employment: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
Employment: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire - ranked: tier 2

Walker Morris LLP

The 'timely, pragmatic and cost-effective' employment practice at Walker Morris LLP is 'keen to add value at every stage'. It acts for a broad range for international and national corporates, spanning from clients in retail, to those in the food and drink sector, to premier league football clubs such as Crystal Palace FC. The practice continues to act for Asda Stores and, with Andrew Rayment taking the lead, has advised on employment aspects of its acquisition of stores from the Co-op. Also in the retail sector, the team is instructed as sole legal advisor to Moss Bros Group and is currently assisting with both contentious and non-contentious matters. With a wealth of experience across the full-spectrum of employment matters, David Smedley heads up the practice and leads representation of Mexichem on all employment issues across the group's UK sites. Director Shakeel Dad is 'commercial, clear and focused on delivering a value-add service', and has recently secured instructions from Kraft Heinz and Safestyle plc. The team's high-profile client list also includes Caterpillar, Toyota, Starbuck and Arla.

Next generation lawyers

Shakeel Dad - Walker Morris LLP

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Health and safety
Health and safety - ranked: tier 2

Walker Morris LLP

The health and safety team at Walker Morris LLP is praised for providing an 'incredibly efficient environment that is committed to excellent client care', and for having 'experienced solicitors with a real grasp on the practical realities of litigation for their clients'. In a complex and high-profile matter, the team is acting for a demolition engineer in a joint police and HSE investigation following the Didcot Power Station collapse which resulted in four fatalities. In this ongoing matter the practice has advised the client through interviews and investigations and will continue to represent the individual up to and including in any Crown Court trial. The team is also recognised for its ability to 'guide large organisations through complex litigation' and is also instructed by Arla Foods in a HSE prosecution. In addition to dealing with crisis management, incident response and major investigations the practice offers non-contentious, compliance and assurance advice. Jeanette Burgess heads the team, which was bolstered by the arrival of +Stuart Ponting from DLA Piper UK LLP. Ponting has the 'knowledge and experience to pick apart a case and rebuild it in his clients interests', and is particularly experienced acting for clients in the food, retail and construction and demolition sectors. With a 'brilliant client manner and impressive knowledge' senior associate +Claire Burrows has 'the flair to identify fresh, penetrative angles to best represent her client'.

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Pensions
Pensions - ranked: tier 2

Walker Morris LLP

The 'commercial, sensible and reasonably priced' pensions department at Walker Morris LLP provides 'a strong professional service combining good technical knowledge of the law with commercial acumen'. Jo Ratcliffe heads the team which continues to act as Capita Group's sole pensions legal adviser. In another work highlight, the practice provided UK pensions advice to Selecta in connection with its acquisition of Pelican Rouge. The group also has extensive experience handling a range of disputes, with Gwendoline Davies leading the pensions litigation team. In addition to acting for large companies and trustees the practice was recently instructed by Northumbria Police Authority. The 'exceptionally bright and personable' Craig Looker  and 'very experienced' Ruth Bamforth were recently promoted to director. Looker is highlighted for his 'excellent capacity to bring innovation to a situation', and Bamforth is recommended for her 'calm approach and skill for contextualising matters'.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Insurance

Professional negligence: claimant
Professional negligence: claimant - ranked: tier 1

Walker Morris LLP

Made up of 'a number of experienced and specialist solicitors', Walker Morris LLP's 'excellent professional negligence department' acts for groups of individuals and companies on claims across a variety of sectors. +Andrew Beck heads the 'strong practice', which has been described as 'having the edge' in mortgage fraud claims. Andrew Bennett is advising Dunfermline Building Society in a case against CBRE for the alleged negligent overvaluing of a development site, for which the client and a second bank lent a significant amount of money. In another work highlight, a team, led by Martin Scott, is instructed in a £13m multi-party claim involving 222 individuals against three solicitors firms, for alleged negligence in a conveyancing transaction. The 'organised and proactive' senior associate +Jonathan Brooks is singled out for his 'strong grasp of the law' and 'excellent client-care skills'. The team was further strengthened with the arrival of banking litigator Rob Aberdein from Aberdein Considine.

Leading individuals

Andrew Bennett - Walker Morris LLP

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

Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 2

Walker Morris LLP

Walker Morris LLP is ‘a leader in the market for energy-from-waste projects’ through the experience of ‘incredible professional’ Ben Sheppard. Sheppard’s recent work includes advising MVV Environment Services on a residual waste treatment project with Dundee Council and Angus Council, acting for Associated Waste Management on an energy-from-waste project with Bradford Metropolitan District Council and assisting Michaelis Systems with multiple contracts relating to an Isle of Wight energy-from-waste project. David Kilduff leads the practice, Gwendoline Davies handles energy sector disputes, Jules Harbage is noted for his construction expertise and Judith Pike advises on real estate work in the energy space. Sustainable Development Capital, Northern Hydropower and Barn Energy are also clients. Elizabeth Wood moved in-house.

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Infrastructure
Infrastructure - ranked: tier 2

Walker Morris LLP

Walker Morris LLP’s ‘in-depth knowledge of the legal issues at hand makes it incredibly commercial’ and its ‘thorough, approachable and practical team is a clear choice for clients’. David Kilduff leads the group and clients also praise the ‘excellent’ Ben Sheppard; Kilduff handles infrastructure and public sector projects and Sheppard is a key name for energy-from-waste matters. Recent mandates include advising Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council on The Glass Works Scheme, which is a two stage urban regeneration project; acting for Watford Health Campus Partnership on a scheme of commercial units, residential houses and the related infrastructure, and assisting Abu Dhabi United Group with the New Islington mixed-use regeneration in Manchester. Construction expert Jules Harbage is ‘very impressive and able to communicate in a straightforward and understandable way’ and Gwendoline Davies handles contentious matters. Director Victoria Bradley joined from Addleshaw Goddard.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Public sector

Education
Education - ranked: tier 2

Walker Morris LLP

The education group at Walker Morris LLP is largely recognised for its experience representing clients in the further education sector as well as several universities. The practice is headed up by David Smedley and is instructed by Burnley College on its potential merger with Rossendale and Accrington College. In another work highlight, it is representing Leeds College of Building on construction, property and finance matters relating to its £13m development. Additionally, the practice has a growing cross-departmental schools team and advised several academies including multi-academy trusts on structures, education sector restrictions and legal requirements. The team also acted for a multi academy trust on employment matters including TUPE advice, contracts for teaching staff; a partnership agreement with the University of Hull; and an issue relating to the provider of transport services for students.

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Local government
Local government - ranked: tier 1

Walker Morris LLP

With 'quick responses, an in depth knowledge of the subject and good value for money' the energy, infrastructure and government practice at Walker Morris LLP 'understands the pressures of local government and reacts appropriately offering practical advice'. The 'very experienced and knowledgeable' David Kilduff heads up the practice and has a wealth of experience across the sector. Recognised for his 'commercial approach' Chris Woodthorpe acted for the London Borough of Bexley Council on the redevelopment of Sidcup Manor as a hotel and advised on commercial risk, state aid and public procurement, as well as addressing public law issues. In another work highlight, Kilduff acted for the same client on a potential dispute with the Department of Education relating to the transfer of property in connection with conversion of a school to academy status. The 'personable, attentive and responsive' group also includes Ben Sheppard, who has expertise in delivering waste, energy from waste and anaerobic digestion projects. Sheppard was instructed by MVV Environment to advise on its £100m residual waste treatment project with Dundee City Council.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Real estate

Commercial property: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
Commercial property: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire - ranked: tier 1

Walker Morris LLP

Walker Morris LLP’s ‘class-leading’ practice provides ‘responsive and coherent advice, which is well thought out with an excellent grasp of the optionality of any given situation’. Practice head Nick Cannon is ‘excellent’, Austin Judson is ‘hugely client and solution focused and is able to see through the white noise of complex situations to find the best solution’, and Jeremy Moore is ‘easy to trust implicitly’. Jacqueline Judson and senior associate Adam Reed are also key names to note. In a recent highlight, Jane Weaver led advice to Polish retailer LPP Reserve, a new client, on its lease for a new flagship store on Oxford Street. Further work includes Judith Pike and construction lawyer Julian Harbage acting for FCC Environment UK on the land and construction elements of HS2’s acquisition of a railway siding and Moore assisting Pharmaron UK with its purchase and leaseback of Merck Sharp & Dohme’s facilities in Hertfordshire. Asda, the Abu Dhabi United Group for Development and Investment and HSBC are also clients.

Leading individuals

Jeremy Moore - Walker Morris LLP

Nick Cannon - Walker Morris LLP

Next generation lawyers

Adam Reed - Walker Morris LLP

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 1

Walker Morris LLP

‘A highly respected team in the industry with a reputation to match’, Walker Morris LLP’s ‘first-rate, top-notch and outstanding practice is in a league of its own’. Department head Martin Scott, who has ‘excellent commercial nous’, focuses on construction litigation; Tom Peel is ‘trusted as a safe pair of hands’ and advises on contentious and non-contentious mandates, Jules Harbage specialises in energy and engineering work, director Joanne McNamara handles student accommodation projects, and senior associate Carly Thorpe ‘has an exceptional ability to analyse the options available and find a way through difficult negotiations’. Starbucks and Drax Power Station are clients; Harbage advised the latter on the construction, installation and commissioning of a cold reheat pressure reduction system. Other highlights include Harbage assisting the Homes and Communities Agency with two residential developments in Kent, and Scott representing 99 owners of 160 apartments in litigation relating to a failed residential development in Bradford.

Leading individuals

Martin Scott - Walker Morris LLP

Tom Peel - Walker Morris LLP

Next generation lawyers

Carly Thorpe - Walker Morris LLP

Joanne McNamara - Walker Morris LLP

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 3

Walker Morris LLP

Walker Morris LLP is ‘emerging as a key team in the region for environmental law issues’ led by Alison Ogley on the civil side and Stuart Ponting for criminal matters; they joined in 2017 from Kings Chambers and DLA Piper UK LLP respectively. Clients praise Ogley for her ‘welcoming yet pragmatic and forthright style with no posturing; she has an excellent knowledge of the field, provides sound and honest advice, and has outstanding communication skills’. Ponting is ‘very easy to work with’. Recent highlights include advising Valeo Foods on compliance and contamination issues following its acquisition of Big Bear Confectionary, The Lindum Snack Company and Candy Plus, defending Darrington Quarries in proceedings relating to plans to extend an existing quarry, and assisting MVV Umwelt with the contamination and flood risk issues related to the Dundee & Angus Waste Treatment Project. Commercial Estates Group, Taylor Wimpey and FCC Environmental are also clients. Andrew Williamson is now a consultant with the firm.

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Planning
Planning - ranked: tier 1

Walker Morris LLP

Walker Morris LLP ‘has an excellent reputation in the field in the Leeds area and beyond’ and is ‘renowned for the quality of its work and proven success rate’. Department head Richard Sagar ‘knows his profession inside out’ and recently represented Hallam Land Management in its appeal against the refusal of planning permission for an urban extension outside Doncaster; Chris Slater is ‘always available’ and handles planning and highways agreements, community infrastructure levies, compulsory purchase work and large developments; consultant Andrew Williamson regularly acts for developers and advised Roomzzz on the planning elements of a proposed aparthotel in Harrogate. Other team members include environment-focused Alison Ogley, who re-joined the team from Kings Chambers, and directors Robert Moore and James Garbett.

Leading individuals

Andrew Williamson - Walker Morris LLP

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 1

Walker Morris LLP

Walker Morris LLP’s ‘highly experienced and effective team’ is ‘one of the best in the North of the country’ and is ‘first class in all respects’. Clients praise team co-heads Andrew Beck and Martin McKeague; Beck is ‘excellent’ and McKeague is ‘focused, pragmatic, proactive and tenacious’. Highlights included assisting Legal and Contingency with enforcing a prescriptive right of way, representing the Coal Authority in a claim relating to the recovery of royalties payable under an agreement for the extraction of minerals and importation of waste, and acting for Plesvale in the High Court against a tenant seeking declaratory relief. Malcolm Simpson is also singled out as ‘a brilliant all-rounder and tough litigator’; he regularly acts for developers in disputes arising from option agreements, contracts, planning promotion agreements and supply chain issues. Other noteworthy individuals include Karl Anders and senior associate Ruth Ormrod, who focuses on landlord and tenant matters.

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Social housing
Social housing - ranked: tier 1

Walker Morris LLP

Walker Morris LLP ‘provides an excellent level of service across the board’ and ‘easily understands the intricacies of any deal it is involved in’. Department head Chris Woodthorpe is ‘one of the best people in the market’ and advises government departments, local authorities, developers and contractors; recent mandates include advising North Lincolnshire County Council on a city centre regeneration for social housing, assisting the Cabinet Office with the disposal and development of a mixed tenure scheme including affordable units and retirement living accommodation, and handling the acquisition of units at Stonebroom Alfreton for Rykneld Homes. Clients also single out housing management and litigation expert Karl Anders, who is assisting a social housing provider with changes derived from the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 and associated Social Housing Rents (Exceptions and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2016. Consultant Richard Auton is recommended for local housing company delivery structures.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 1

Walker Morris LLP

Walker Morris LLP’s team of ‘down-to-earth individuals and incredible communicators are exceptionally easy to engage with’ thanks to ‘an approachable and transparent approach combined with an outstanding work ethic’. James Crayton leads the group and regularly handles commercial contract work regarding IT and technology arrangements; his recent mandates include advising Marketing Lab on the development of its template contractual documentation and assisting Amscreen with the extension of its relationship with Clear Channel. Malcolm Simpson is the key name for IT disputes, Daniel O\'Gorman focuses on transactional work and Jeanette Burgess handles regulatory and compliance issues; Burgess recently acted for Age Partnership on its arrangement with Nationwide Building Society relating to the distribution of equity release products and partnered with Crayton to assist The Phoenix Partnership with the data protection issues surrounding its SystmOne clinical records system.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Walker Morris LLP

Walker Morris LLP ‘adds good value in terms of strategic and commercial advice beyond simply the technical issues and handles matters in a quick and efficient way’. The department, which is particularly active in contentious work, is headed by James Crayton and includes senior associate Alan Harper and Heather Williams, who leads the trade mark team and is a registered trade mark attorney. The team counts Karro Foods and Dakota Stores as clients; Harper represented the latter in a brand infringement dispute. Other work includes acting for several football clubs including Leicester City FC and Everton FC in a trade mark infringement case brought by O2 Worldwide relating to its Priority rights and defending Burnley College in a copyright infringement claim brought by Vero Software relating to an alleged infringement of its software. Former practice head Rupert Bent joined Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP.

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Sport
Sport - ranked: tier 1

Walker Morris LLP

‘A leading firm in Yorkshire for sport law’, Walker Morris LLP provides ‘a superior service with high-grade individuals who have a strong reputation in the market’. Clients single out team head David Hinchliffe as ‘a standout lawyer who is incredibly streetwise and knows how to put a deal together and deliver a completion’. The ‘knowledgeable, approachable and pragmatic’ Hinchliffe focuses on football work and advises various clubs and investors; he recently advised NF Football Investments on its purchase of Nottingham Forest Football Club, acted for Renhe Sports Management on its purchase of a 75% stake in The Reading Football Club and assisted Nigel Travis and Eagle Investments 2017 with its purchase of a majority stake in Leyton Orient Football Club. The team also handled sponsorship and fight agreements for Amir Khan relating to his career comeback in 2018. Director Alistair McHenry and senior associate Liz Coley are rated as ‘a pair of first-rate litigators’. Also recommended are senior associate Katie Reed (‘an outstanding young lawyer’) and 'excellent' associate Geoff Cunningham, who is ‘attentive to clients' needs’.

Leading individuals

David Hinchliffe - Walker Morris LLP

Next generation lawyers

Katie Reed - Walker Morris LLP

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