OUR PEOPLE

OUR PEOPLE

A leading team of solicitors specialising in commercial, corporate, commercial property and intellectual property law. Choose from the below solicitors at all levels of experience. We are certain to be able to provide the expert adviser you need.



CHARLES WALKER - DIRECTOR

Charles is the founding director of Walkers, having set up as a sole practitioner in 2008. This followed a lengthy and illustrious career in silver circle and major City firms in London, fostering his wide ranging experience in litigation, company, corporate, media and intellectual property law.

Charles has acted for household names and major international operations throughout his career, and has had several cases appear in the White Book whilst in London. Some of Charles early career highlights have been during handling complex litigation in the High Court during his time as an articled clerk.

After a stint as head of commercial at a well-known York firm, Charles struck out on his own with just a phone and a desk, building the firm from the ground up with the ambition being to set Walkers apart from other firms by providing excellent service, a wealth of experience in all commercial matters, and all tailored to individual client needs.



EMILY FARRELL - OFFICE MANAGER

Emily graduated from York St John University in 2010 with a First Class Honours degree in Media (BA Hons). She has extensive experience of working within the business and healthcare sector. Emily joined our firm in March 2011 handling all administrative matters and Emily’s role in the office now encompasses a wide range of managerial, operational and strategic business responsibilities.



RUTH COCKSHOTT - SOLICITOR

Ruth joined Walkers in 2013, having qualified in 2010 and worked at a large full-service regional law firm in Leeds for 7 years.

As a commercial litigation solicitor, Ruth has experience in dealing with a broad range of commercial disputes, from professional negligence and intellectual property infringement to insolvency and seeking to enforce entitlements under contract - her particular areas of interest are complex contractual claims and shareholder/partnership litigation.

Ruth can advise in relation to a dispute at any stage – be it pre-action, once proceedings are underway or to help enforce a judgment. Equally, Ruth is adept at dealing with alternative forms of dispute resolution (such as adjudication and arbitration) as well as civil court proceedings.

Ruth’s focus is very much on the ‘end goal’ and she prides herself on working closely with her clients so that she can understand their business and strategically work towards a commercial, cost-effective outcome.



CHARLOTTE BISHOP - SOLICITOR

Charlotte joined Walkers in May 2013 as a Paralegal assisting and gaining experience in a variety of commercial property and commercial law matters. Having graduated from The University of York in 2011 with a 2:1 in English and Related Literature, Charlotte went on to pass the Postgraduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course with commendation. She started her training contract in March 2015 and qualified as a Solicitor with Walkers in April 2017.



BADAR ZAMAN - SOLICITOR

Badar joined Walkers in March 2015 as a Commercial Property Paralegal after working as a Legal Advisor at a Leeds firm. He graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a First in Law and has gained a distinction in the LPC from BPP Law School in Leeds. Badar began his training contract with Walkers in April 2016, he qualified in October 2017 into the Commercial Property department.



CAROLINE HARROW - SOLICITOR

Caroline joined our firm in March 2016 as our office administrator and subsequently worked in a paralegal role providing legal and administrative support. She began her training contract with us in April 2018 and she qualified as a solicitor in October 2019. Caroline received a distinction in her LPC in July 2016 from the University of Law after gaining her Graduate Diploma in Law in June 2015 and graduating with a First in Classical Studies from the University of Liverpool.



DAISY BOWEN - PARALEGAL

Daisy joined the firm as a paralegal in 2019, after working as a commercial contracts paralegal for a firm in Moscow. Daisy graduated from the University of York with a 2:1 in Law, then went on to complete the LPC with commendation at Birmingham City University.



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