Partner promotions for Gawain Moore and Karl Anders

Partner and director promotions mar 16 Print news article

03/04/2016

Investing in talent with eight senior promotions

Walker Morris has announced eight senior promotions across the Firm as part of its investment in its talent engagement strategy.  The promotions comprise the appointment of two partners and six directors. Gawain Moore and Karl Anders have been appointed as partners in the Restructuring and Insolvency Group and Real Estate and Banking Litigation Group respectively.

Gawain’s promotion reinforces the Firm’s Restructuring and Insolvency Group’s position as a nationally recognised, leading restructuring practice.  He joined the Firm three years ago from a leading International law firm and advises on all aspects of insolvency and restructuring.  He has particular expertise in complex cross-border insolvencies and the use of voluntary arrangements.

Gawain has been involved in some of the most significant recent restructuring transactions, including advising Endless on the acquisition of engineering and technical services provider, Imtech UK and Imtech Suir, from their Dutch parent.

Karl Anders becomes a partner in the Real Estate and Banking Litigation Group where he heads the firm’s Housing Litigation and Management practice.  His team advises lending institutions, registered providers of social housing, private sector corporate landlords and nationally recognised letting agencies.

Karl was instrumental in developing Freehome™, the Firm’s repossession  service for residential landlords.   Freehome’s bespoke case management system interfaces with the Court’s software and also provides clients with secure online access to up-to-date information and reports regarding their cases.

The continued development of the Firm is illustrated by the appointment of the following Directors from a range of departments:

  • Claire Askew – Finance
  • Paul Hargreaves – Construction & Engineering
  • Daniel Lyon – Construction & Engineering
  • Jo Stephenson – Corporate

Ian Gilbert, Managing Partner at Walker Morris, said:
“As one of the largest legal employers in the region we recognise the importance of investing in our talent.  Our success depends on recruiting and retaining the best individuals who can develop long lasting relationships with our clients.  I would like to congratulate Gawain, Karl and all the new Directors on their well deserved promotions.  Their promotions reflect the very positive contribution they have made not only to Walker Morris but also to our clients.”

Walker Morris is ranked 4th in the UK in terms of the percentage of its partners ranked as leaders in their field by Chambers & Partners.

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