Walker Morris has announced the internal appointment of six directors and 15 associates in a number of key growth areas. The appointments bring the totals to 29 directors and 74 associates based in Leeds.
The six director promotions provide strength in depth across a number of different practice areas and include:
- Shaukat Ali — competition
- Justin Coley — head of recoveries
- Will Cousins — real estate
- Daniel Newbound — commercial litigation and dispute resolution
- Stephen Radcliffe — construction
- Sally-Ann Waller — banking litigation
Cousins and Ali were both recent external strategic hires to the firm. Cousins recently joined the Walker Morris real-estate department from Nabarro in London where he had developed experience in all aspects of commercial real-estate work. Ali joined the Walker Morris competition team having previously worked at several city and national practices (in London, Brussels and Leeds).
Newbound and Radcliffe are promoted within the litigation and dispute resolution and construction groups respectively, having built up established reputations in their fields. Both groups were recognised by The Legal 500 as Litigation Firm of the Year (Regional) 2014.
Waller and Coley between them have more than 30 years’ experience of banking litigation and recoveries. With more than 30 fee earners, the Walker Morris banking litigation team is one of the largest such teams nationally and has made a number of significant investments in its expertise over the last few years.
In addition, the 15 associate promotions comprise:
- Camilla Dalzell — CDR
- James Garbett — planning
- Paul Hargreaves — construction
- Rachel Hearson — IP
- Christian Hellmund — projects
- Victoria Kay — finance litigation
- David Laville — commercial
- Claire Meyerstein — construction
- Alastair Morley — banking litigation
- Tim Pickworth — CDR
- Anusha Price — CDR
- Cameron Rigby — real estate
- Ben Roden — finance commercial
- Nicola Stanley — banking litigation
- Sonjia Taylor — banking litigation