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Gráinne Walters

Partner - Head of Corporate & Commercial Team


Gráinne's Teams

Corporate & Commercial, Agriculture


Profile/Experience

Gráinne is a partner and head of the corporate and commercial department at Lanyon Bowdler. She grew up in Ireland and went to University College Dublin where she obtained a 2:1 honours in Business and Legal Studies. She then went on to Bristol Institute of Legal Practice where she completed her LPC in 2004.  

Gráinne undertook her legal training with Lanyon Bowdler before being lured by the bright lights of London where she worked for top 50 city law firm Speechly Bircham LLP, acting on multi-million pound corporate transactions. She also spent time working in-house for Cable & Wireless and advised on various corporate and commercial matters whilst on secondment there.  

During her city career, Gráinne developed her specialism in corporate finance advisory and transactional work for private companies and growth companies. She has acted on multi-jurisdictional deals such as the acquisition of a Chinese manufacturing company by a Finnish client. Her experience includes mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity investments and corporate reorganisations and she also advises on general commercial matters such as renewable energy projects, internet and e-commerce issues, distribution and agency arrangements and trading documentation.

Legal 500 Recommendation

Gráinne is recognised in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500

After spending seven years in the City, Gráinne returned to Shropshire in 2014 with her husband and son to re-join Lanyon Bowdler where she continues to assist local companies with corporate transactions and commercial matters.

She has been appointed to the Legal Network Television (LNTV) Corporate/Commercial Legal Expert Panel.

Client Testimonials

A very personal service with kind helpful start.

- Dr S Robertson, London

Excellent representation in court

- Mr Gibson, Telford

The staff made me feel valued and always took the time to listen to my concerns

- Ms Castell, Shrewsbury

Enthusiastic approach to handling cases.

- Tomlinson's Dairies Ltd, Wrexham

Prompt response, clear advice.

- Dr A Geeson & Dr N Geeson, Hereford

Client Quotes

When the lawyer handling my case was not available, his assistant handled the situation very well and kept us informed through to completion.

- Mr P Joyner & Mrs J Joyner, Bromyard

Ease of contact, understanding of business context. An excellent and pragmatic approach to a relatively complex business transfer.

- Mr D Coull, Shrewsbury

Very good team across many disciplines.

- Woodland Heritage Ltd, Surrey

I am extremely grateful to Stephen in the way in which he handled my case and represented me at court.

- A A, Shrewsbury

As a charity legacy officer I am used to reluctance from professional executors to communicate. I found him professional yet friendly and efficient at all times - very pleased.

- Cats Protection, Haywards Heath

Latest Case Study

04 Oct 2018

Successful Application for Contract to be Terminated

D was injured in a road traffic collision several years ago and his personal injury claim settled for several million...