Walker Morris LLP


“a distinctive law firm valued by its clients for consistently delivering excellent results.”

We offer a single site, full service commercial law firm focused on providing our clients, nationally and internationally, with partner-led, high quality advice. Our national centre of excellence in Leeds has significant advantages in terms of developing a strong, collaborative culture, with the inherent value and cost effectiveness that a Leeds base brings.

With a staff of over 450 including 46 partners, Walker Morris is uniquely recognised for its strong multi-disciplinary teamwork and straight forward advice. We offer our clients truly accessible partners who get the job right – providing partner-led advice based on their knowledge and understanding of working with individual clients.

COMMERCIAL – one of the largest commercial law teams outside London. We offer a formidable legal resource blending the technical and commercial skills necessary to deal with complex, innovative and practical legal and commercial issues, whether as one off transactions or as part of ongoing business relationships. The specialist Commercial Contracts Unit is unique in that we all have in-house experience either from previous posts or by way of secondments. As a result, we understand and appreciate the pressures of working in a corporate environment. We have vast experience in advising businesses on their day-to-day business relationships and are often viewed as a seamless extension to our clients’ in-house team.

CORPORATE – includes specialists dealing with all aspects of corporate and commercial work and is supported by perhaps the strongest single site banking, insolvency and commercial teams outside the City of London. We offer lawyers familiar with all aspects of corporate law and regulation affecting public and private companies, private equity providers, management teams and their respective advisers, from corporate governance and compliance issues to M&A, IPOs, MBOs, MBIs, fundraisers, takeover bids and tax.

LITIGATION – in addition to the litigation undertaken by the employment, construction and insolvency teams, Walker Morris also has vast experience in the fields of commercial dispute resolution and property litigation. Acting for many corporate clients (both public and private) and institutional clients, they regularly handle high profile and sensitive disputes, including claims arising out of corporate/business acquisitions and disposals, commercial contracts, partnerships and shareholder arrangements.

REAL ESTATE – we have one of the strongest specialist real estate groups in the country and have an enviable reputation for delivering focused and cost-effective legal advice. Our knowledge of real estate law, obtained through decades of business cycles, combined with our day to day involvement with the market enables us to identify important issues and provide sophisticated advice of the highest quality. Our depth of experience enhances our effectiveness, allowing us to supply the expertise and innovation required to achieve your goals and to maximise the value of your transactions.