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Walker Morris makes six new appointments to regulatory team

Leading law firm, Walker Morris, has made a run of new hires to strengthen its financial services regulatory expertise, making this specialist practice team one of the largest outside London.

Walker Morris Regulatory Team Shot - November 23

In recent months, the group, led by Jeanette Burgess, has welcomed Russell Kelsall as partner and head of consumer and motor finance, Leanna Bradshaw as director, Sarah Mertes as senior consultant, both Paula Twist and Hasan Siddique as senior associates and Kelly McHugh as a paralegal to the team.

Strong half year results have seen Walker Morris’ regulatory practice onboard over 35 new clients, including a number of high profile and institutional consumer, motor, asset and mortgage finance providers.

Jeanette Burgess, head of the regulatory and compliance group, said:

“This strategic approach to grow our team has come from a desire to broaden our specialist market expertise, particularly around motor finance, to become the one-stop shop for retail finance legal support.

“Our team works on some of the biggest regulatory mandates in the UK. These fantastic new hires enable us to offer genuine strength in depth to support the complex and often urgent needs of our growing client base.”

Russell Kelsall, head of the consumer and motor finance team, said:

“We’ve now built a large and experienced team of lawyers, with in-house, private practice and regulator experience, uniquely dealing with both non-contentious and contentious matters. Our broad regulatory and contentious experience means we provide market-leading, commercial and practical advice on work typically undertaken by magic circle firms.”

Walker Morris provides highly tailored, long term, strategic advice to clients both in the UK, and internationally. Its diverse collection of lawyers and professionals carry an entrepreneurial spirit and work incredibly hard to elevate clients to greater success.

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Partner

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