Craig Walker, partner at Goodman Derrick, specialises in commercial litigation. He is experienced in a wide range of commercial disputes for corporate and individual clients including general property disputes, banking and fraud, professional negligence, contractual and shareholder disputes and insolvency.
Walker has acted in a number of substantial domestic and international disputes and significant cases include:
- Acting for a number of international investors against a major bank in relation to a $50m fraud involving issues as to duty of care and liability in constructive trust
- Acting in the first Court of Appeal case concerning the interpretation of the Commercial Agents Regulations
- Acting for a large charitable institution in relation to agency commission claims brought by a fine-art dealer in connection with the purchase of three world-renowned paintings
- Acting for a UK-based client in relation to a US investigation pursuant to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
- Acting for the major UK independent broadcaster and producer in relation to a number of high-profile libel matters
- Acting for an individual in relation to a disputed personal guarantee alleged to have been given concerning a McLaren Mercedes sports car
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