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Walker Morris appointment reinforces position as a leading national Energy, Infrastructure & Government practice

Appointment of expert contracts lawyer, former Competition and Markets Authority adviser, continues investment in specialist commercial expertise.

Law firm Walker Morris continues to reinforce its specialist expertise in commercial law with the appointment of senior associate, Richard Butterworth.

Prior to joining Walker Morris, Richard worked at the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and its predecessor, the Office of Fair Trading, for over five years where he advised on a number of complex investigations and alleged breaches of competition law. Richard trained and qualified at Freshfields in London and Washington DC in a corporate/commercial role and has also taught contract law at the University of Leeds.

As a commercial lawyer, Richard brings with him a wealth of knowledge and specialist expertise in both the public and private sectors and is especially skilled at navigating the complex market regulatory environment that affects many aspects of the economy including in the utilities, defence and renewables sectors.

David Kilduff, Head of the Energy, Infrastructure & Government Team, commented:

“Richard’s pedigree speaks for itself. He has excellent insight into the many challenges that clients often face navigating commercial issues in an increasingly complex commercial. Richard’s experience in market regulatory matters across different commercial sectors including the public sector, regulated industries and utilities will be an asset to our clients and will reinforce the Group’s competition law expertise.”

This latest appointment continues the Firm’s ongoing investment in high calibre expertise and follows on from recruitment into the Commercial Group of commercial partner James Crayton.

The Commercial Group has also had a successful year in terms of awards including: a UK-wide ranking in Projects (PFI/PPP) and the National Recycling Award for Best Energy from Waste Initiative with the BDR Partnership.