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Walker Morris expands technology practice with appointment of nationally recognised Partner

Walker Morris continues investment in expertise with appointment of Sally Mewies to lead Technology Group

Walker Morris is continuing the expansion of its technology practice with the appointment of a new Partner, Sally Mewies.

Sally is a major lateral hire for the firm and brings significant experience to reinforce and lead the firm’s Technology Group and work closely with the firm’s Commercial Group, led by James Crayton.

Sally joins from Gowlings WLG where she was head of the firm’s telecoms practice and a key Partner in its Technology Group. Sally is a recognised as a leader in her field and is ranked as a leading individual by both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. She brings over 30 years’ expertise in helping clients on their strategic technology contracts and has worked with many significant retail telecoms clients over the years.

Sally’s appointment will reinforce the existing Walker Morris Technology Team’s capabilities. The Team is currently ranked in the top tier by Legal 500 and offers both contentious and non-contentious expertise. The Team offers a wealth of expertise, in areas such as technology contracting, corporate M&A, intellectual property, data privacy and other regulatory issues and dispute resolution.

Malcolm Simpson, Managing Partner at Walker Morris said:

“Having personally worked with Sally previously I am very excited to have the opportunity to do so again. Sally is an outstanding lawyer and one of the most experienced technology & telecoms lawyers nationally. I’ve seen first-hand how she is able to inspire loyalty from both clients and team members alike.

“Sally’s experience is a great asset to the Team and adds significantly to our bench strength in relation to technology and telecoms work, vital areas for all of our clients. Her experience, particularly in the food and drink and retail sectors, compliments our client base and enhances the expertise and experience we are able to offer to our clients. In addition, Sally brings market leading telecoms expertise to the firm.

“Technology is playing an increasingly important role in our clients’ day-to-day operations and getting this advice right is critical. Sally’s experience adds significantly to our existing technology capability which is currently spread across Commercial, Regulatory and Litigation teams and which will now be re-focused under Sally’s leadership.”

Sally added:

“It’s an exciting time to be joining Walker Morris. They have superb clients and a talented team of lawyers. Technology is high up the agenda of most businesses these days and I am looking forward to working with the team here to continue the growth of the Firm’s technology business.”

Sally’s appointment continues Walker Morris’ significant investment in technology, both in terms of its client offering and operationally. The Firm recently moved office to 33 Wellington Street, Leeds, which was the largest professional services relocation in the city for 15 years. Alongside the move the Firm invested significantly in its IT infrastructure and systems to enable its staff to work more collaboratively and efficiently.