Who we are and what we do – Mutual Matters – January 2018

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In this feature we update you on what some of our team members have been up to, whether it be interesting or unusual casework, personal achievements, corporate social responsibility initiatives or social and networking events!

Leasehold issues for retail lenders

Walker Morris’ Banking Litigation team has been involved recently in a number of cases involving leasehold properties, which highlight particular security risks for retail lenders. In some cases landlords had instigated forfeiture proceedings over sublease apartments over which lenders had secured mortgage loans, and in others liquidators’ disclaimer of headlease interests had similarly threatened lenders’ security and borrowers’ homes.  In all cases the Banking Litigation team was able to advise on innovative ways for lenders to safeguard their security and, in turn, for them to protect their borrowers’ homes and their customer relations.

Charitable activity!

Walker Morris has been pleased to announce that its ‘Charity of the Year’ is the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund, an incredibly important and worthwhile charity that, excuse the pun, is very close to our colleagues’ hearts.  After kick-starting the firm’s charity year with the Leeds Abbey Dash, colleagues from Banking Litigation and across the firm are now gearing up to get active for charity in all of the following events!

  • Yorkshire Three Peaks – Saturday 5 May
  • Leeds ½ Marathon – Sunday 13 May
  • Leeds 10k – Sunday 8 July
  • Great North Run – Sunday 9 September
  • 15,000 ft Skydive – 16 September

The more the merrier! So, for more details, to get involved or to donate please contact Banking Litigation’s Louise Power, who heads up the firm’s Charity Committee.