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John Walmsley


John grew up in the North West of England and obtained an LL.B. in 1989 and an LL.M. (commercial law) in 1990.

After completing his articles and qualifying as a solicitor with a medium sized City firm in 1993, he joined the firm's commercial litigation department and developed extensive experience of litigation and dispute resolution procedures. As a senior assistant John developed an increasing focus on insurance and construction and was a member of the insurance and construction groups. He became particularly interested in the role played by insurance in a construction project and a number of John's construction and insurance cases have been reported and have involved substantial sums of money and complex legal issues.

He also developed a flourishing business immigration practice acting for corporate and financial institutions in London.

John joined the Birmingham office of a large national practice in 2005 before setting up his own practice in London in 2006.

John is a member of the Society of Construction Law and the British Insurance Law Association.

He is married with two daughters. In his spare time he enjoys watching both codes of rugby, supporting Saracens rugby club and going to the gym.

Email John Walmsley

Tel +44 (0)20 7831 8939


Specialist in the following areas:

  • Insurance and construction disputes
  • International and domestic insolvency work
  • Commercial and residential property litigation
  • Employment related issues
  • Compromise agreements
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Search and seize orders
  • International debt recovery

We have been associated with HDQ since our inception in 1997. We have used the services of HDQ and in particular Walton Eddlestone frequently. HDQ has always been our first port of call when we have needed advice we can rely on. I have always been impressed with their speedy response to queries and the professional yet friendly way they deal with all of our problems. I would not hesitate to recommend them and the fact that we still use their services after nearly 15 years says a lot.

J E - Principal, A C