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Walker Morris makes record number of Partner promotions

Continuing its investment in talent, leading law firm, Walker Morris, has announced a momentous 24 new internal appointments this May, including five Partners, nine Directors and ten Senior Associates.

New appointments May 2022

This is the highest number of Partner promotions at Walker Morris for over ten years, with newly appointed partners including Claire Askew and James Crellin in the Finance team, Alan Harper in Intellectual Property, Trade Marks & Designs, Thomas Mieszkowski in the Corporate team, and Carly Thorpe in Construction & Engineering. The new promotions further reinforce Walker Morris’ position as one of the top law firms outside of the City and demonstrate its commitment to investing in specialist expertise and sustainable careers.

This announcement follows the appointment of Partner and Head of Banking Philip Scott, Banking & Finance Litigation Partner Rob Payne, and Real Estate Partner George Bacon in late 2021.

Malcolm Simpson, Managing Partner at Walker Morris, commented:

“At Walker Morris, we are focused on creating an exciting, dynamic environment, where our staff can develop and grow their careers, and we are sure our newly promoted colleagues will help us to meet our bold vision for the future – which we have called Ambition 2024. As a firm, we are making a significant investment in internal talent development and talent acquisition to grow our business and practice expertise. Attracting and retaining the best people is at the heart of what we do.  

All 24 promotions are very well deserved as the team continues to work tirelessly to ensure the best possible service for all of our clients. I would like to warmly congratulate all candidates on their hard work and to wish them all every future success in their new roles at Walker Morris.”

Our newly appointed colleagues include:



Senior Associates

Walker Morris has followed a unique strategy of investing in the full spectrum of commercial legal expertise including specialist practice areas such as competition law, financial services, and consumer finance which, typically, are reserved for City firms. While Walker Morris works with a number of Yorkshire clients, it also works with national and international clients, with a fifth of its clients headquartered overseas.