“My approach to litigation is rooted in a straight-talking, honest and realistic approach to objectives, costs and the prospects of success”.
Educated at St John’s College Cambridge University, Huw worked for ten years as a litigator at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and White & Case before working first as a partner in a regional firm, then forming his own boutique firm, which merged with Greenwoods in 2012.
Huw heads the Greenwoods’ Disputes team, which includes specialist sub-teams in Construction, Financial Services and Property Disputes, advising clients across all three of the firm’s offices. He is a Legal 500 ‘Leading Individual’ and ‘Ranked Lawyer’ in Chambers and Partners.
“Acclaimed team noted for its ability to handle contentious insolvency, shareholder disputes and financial services litigation. Also experienced in construction and manufacturing industries disputes, and able to bring emergency injunctive proceedings on behalf of clients.”
“The most supportive solicitor team I have ever worked with”
“Client focused, empathetic and incredibly smart.”
“…really practical and tuned in to the actual needs of clients and what the litigation process involves at a granular level. This enables realistic and practical advice to be given and it also helps in spotting potential pressure points on opponents.”
“The team is most pragmatic, responsive and sensitive to the requirements of clients.”
“Personal, affordable and best practice. Exceptional access to partners and very knowledgeable advisors in the area of litigation.”
“Very high-quality work is done in a commercial and cost-effective way.”
“My experience means that I am regularly engaged to formulate bespoke strategies in critical disputes for major companies, as well as smaller owner-managed businesses and individuals in the region, nationally and internationally. These disputes are often high-profile in nature”.
Huw has a wealth of experience in commercial disputes of all kinds, many featuring complex or international elements. He has acted for clients in High Court proceedings, all the major arbitral forums and a number of specialist tribunals. He also regularly deals with claims involving injunctive relief and procurement and tender challenges.
He is consistently rated by Legal 500 and Chambers: “Superb, friendly and professional…a City-style service at Cambridge rates…Huw Wallis [is] sensible, helpful and to the point” and “straight-talking, realistic, with an impressive list of national and international clients”, “strong tactically, with an acute commercial nose”.
Huw has also hosted a webinar on the implementation of Damages Based Agreements (DBAs) for LexisNexis and has written extensively on the topic.
Disputes / 8 November 2023