Grant Walker > DWF > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

DWF
BRIDGEWATER PLACE
WATER LANE
LEEDS
LS11 5DY
England
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Work Department

Grant specialises in professional indemnity, with particular expertise in defending claims against solicitors, accountants and construction professionals.

Position

Partner

Career

Grant is currently defending a firm of solicitors in three sets of interlinked High Court multi-party proceedings concerning international property investment schemes by more than 100 investors. He has previously acted for several firms of solicitors in multi-party litigation involving residential developments.

Grant is representing solicitors in respect of tax planning and the creation of a discretionary trust, including bringing a contribution claim against a third party. He has also acted for solicitors in defending nine claims concerning a form of equity release in residential conveyancing transactions and issues of alleged concealment.

Grant has acted for a construction company in a multi-party dispute about defects in the construction of a distribution warehouse, which involved a subsequent recovery claim against a sub-contractor. He has also defended architects and structural engineers.

Grant has dealt with all stages of the claim process from initial notification to resolution through proceedings and ADR. He has extensive trial and mediation experience.

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Insurance > Professional negligence: defendant

Maintaining an impressive client portfolio that includes AIG Europe and Zurich Insurance, the team at DWF is led by Matthew Reynolds. The team is best known for defending a wide range of professionals (including solicitors, accountants, insurance brokers, architects and surveyors) in various professional negligence claims. Adept at handling multi-party, multi-million pound cases, it is also widely recognised for handling defamation claims on behalf of insurers – this work encompasses commercial claims made against SMEs and those involving local newspapers and news organisations. Grant WalkerMalcolm Rogers (recently promoted to director) and Paul Metham (a new hire from Plexus Law) are other names to note.