Deirdre Walker is a dispute resolution lawyer based in London where she is Head of Dispute Resolution and Litigation for Europe, Middle East and Asia.
Deirdre has experience in all forms of dispute resolution including litigation, mediation and arbitration as well as general banking and commercial dispute resolution with a particular specialism in commercial fraud and interlocutory applications. She has extensive experience of urgent applications for freezing injunctions and ancillary relief and in the recovery of assets.
Deirdre was called to the Bar in 1986 and following a period of 18 months at the Department of Trade & Industry she joined the corporate department of the London practice in 1989. In 1991 she transferred to the dispute resolution department, became a partner in 1997 and Group Head in 2009.
Deirdre is recommended in The Legal 500 for her expertise in fraud matters and in Chambers & Partners as a leading litigator; she is also an accredited CEDR Mediator. Clients describe Deirdre as someone who provides ‘near inch perfection’. She is able to provide strategic and commercial advice and is renowned as a tenacious litigator who gets the best out of her team for the benefit of the client.
On 1 April 2013 most of the Jackson reforms to costs in civil litigation came into force..
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Deirdre Walker comments on the reasons why clients choose to enter into arbitration..
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