Walker Morris Dispute Resolution Team wins national accolade in the inaugural Legal 500 Awards

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Legal 500 has announced that Walker Morris is the winner of the Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year (Regional) Award in its 2013 awards, recognising it as the leading law firm in this field from all UK regions except London.  The Real Estate Group was also shortlisted for the Real Estate Firm of the Year (Regional) Award.

This is the first year the Legal 500 has launched the awards, which set the benchmark for excellence across the UK legal market.  The judging for the categories is based on the research, feedback and submissions produced for the Legal 500 UK guide, which was published last week.

In the latest edition of UK Legal 500, which serves as an independent guide to the legal profession, the Walker Morris 30-strong Dispute Resolution Team was described as “top-notch” with “some of the leading litigators in the North”.  Group head Gwendoline Davies and fellow partner Malcolm Simpson also received accreditations as Legal 500 ‘Leading Individuals’ in recognition of their expertise in the field of Dispute Resolution.

Ian Gilbert, Managing Partner from Walker Morris said:

“The awards are a fantastic achievement for Walker Morris, I am very proud of our  Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Real Estate Groups and the awards are a testament to everyone’s hard work over the last 12 months.

Gwendoline Davies Head of the Commercial Dispute Resolution Group at Walker Morris said:

“Our Dispute and Resolution Group is trusted to handle disputes by leading national and international corporations, particularly in the US, Asia and Europe.   Therefore we are delighted to have been given this prestigious award, which recognises the bed of talent and expertise we have built from our single site, centre of excellence, in Leeds.”

David Burgess, Publishing Director at Legal 500 commented:

Legal 500 is widely recognised as the most authoritative research guide of the leading law firms operating within the UK.  In addition our close relationship with in-house counsel gained through the course of over 50,000 interviews each year gives us the authority to identify the leaders in that market also.  Over many months of thorough painstaking research, we have pin-pointed the most capable, expert practitioners and firms operating at the top of their game in a number of different business sectors.  The awards bring together the best of the best from not just law firms and barristers’ chambers, but also the very best in-house lawyers and general counsel operating within the UK market.”

A full list of winners can be found at www.legal500.com/awards

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