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Who we are and what we do – Mutual Matters – January 2017

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26/01/2017

Handlebars, high peaks and speed-quizzing

Never known to shy away from a good laugh for a good cause (nor from a skit photo shoot, it would seem!), members of the Banking Litigation team shunned their shavers in ‘Movember 2016’, raising a fantastic £600+ for men’s health charities. Since the team started undertaking the Movember challenge some years ago, it has raised over £3,000!  Thank you to all those who have offered their support.

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Various other members of the Banking Litigation team are also rising to the charity challenge this year, as they train to take on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks in aid of Candlelighters, Walker Morris’ charity for 2017, in July.  Please get in touch with Louise Power if you’d like to take part!

There must be a joke somewhere about a room full of lawyers competing, not to win a case, but to win a quiz… In any event, you haven’t appreciated what competition looks like until you’ve seen a Walker Morris in-house speed quiz!  In late January, and again in aid of Candlelighters, the Banking Litigation team will take on teams from right across the firm to compete in what has fast become one of the most contentious events of the Walker Morris calendar…  and this time the team will be defending its speed-quizzing title!

Big hitters

Walker Morris’ Banking Litigation team and Housing Litigation and Management team are looking forward to socialising with clients at the Betway PDC Premier League Darts in February. The event is billed as promising “an evening of high quality, explosive darts full of twist and turns”… and that’s even before our ‘big hitters’ get the rounds in!

In-house insight

Walker Morris’ Christina Gill has recently returned to the Banking Litigation team after an eight-month secondment to a client’s Retail Legal team. Christina hugely enjoyed the exciting opportunity that the secondment represented, and brings back with her an invaluable insight to the commercial realities and concerns of a retail lender’s in-house legal team.

Client training

Karl is head of Walker Morris’ Housing Litigation & Management Team. Karl’s clients include lending institutions, fixed charge receivers and registered providers of social housing, amongst others. Karl was recently very pleased to receive excellent feedback from a training session he has delivered to clients about lease forfeiture – an issue on which he advises a variety of clients regularly, and which is rarely straightforward.

All of Walker Morris’ specialist lawyers are happy to help clients with their individual training requirements. If you would be interested in speaking to us about your business’ training needs, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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