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Gráinne Walters

Partner - Head of Corporate & Commercial Team

Gráinne's Teams

Corporate & Commercial, Agriculture


Gráinne is a partner and head of the corporate and commercial department at Lanyon Bowdler. Gráinne is recognised in the legal market as the leading corporate lawyer in the Shropshire and Herefordshire region, as well as a competitive figure in the wider West Midlands.

Gráinne rejoined Lanyon Bowdler in 2014, having trained with the firm and then moved to London. In 2015, she took over as head of the corporate department and since then, has built a leading reputation for herself, and the team, in the local corporate transactional market.

During her city career, Gráinne developed her specialism in corporate finance advisory and transactional work for private companies and growth companies. She also spent time working in-house for Cable & Wireless and advised on various corporate and commercial matters whilst on secondment there.

Gráinne’s experience includes mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity investments, corporate reorganisations and succession planning, routinely acting on complex multimillion pound transactions for a range of clients across a broad spectrum of industries.

Gráinne’s expertise extends to drafting and negotiating high-end commercial contracts, encompassing not just trading documents, but international distribution and agency agreements, supply agreements and banking and security documents. She is trusted adviser to a number of commercial clients and enjoys supporting those clients on all aspects of their supply chain.

Gráinne is a Governor of Shrewsbury School, a leading independent school in the area and indeed nationally. Gráinne is a member of its International Development Committee which involves overseeing its portfolio of established schools in Hong Kong and Bangkok and the development of the School’s overseas profile. This provides her with invaluable personal insight and experience which she can apply in relation to her education clients and also to her clients’ outbound investments and acquisitions internationally.

Legal 500 Recommendation

Gráinne is recognised as a Recommended Lawyer in the 2022 edition of The Legal 500, which states, A ‘regional firm with a surprisingly broad scope of capabilities’, Lanyon Bowdler’s corporate and commercial team is led from Telford by Gráinne Walters, a go-to for ‘complex and nuanced matters’. Her practice is centred around M&A, joint ventures, succession planning, corporate reorganisations and private equity investments in addition to international distribution, trading and agency agreements, among other forms of commercial contracts.

Published testimonials from a previous edition state: 

"Gráinne Walters has an excellent knowledge and understanding, with the ability to address every skill level without 'dumbing down' the content."

"Gráinne Walters is a consummate professional who doesn't give us a hard sell, makes efficient use of time and resources and is a pleasure to deal with."

Client Testimonials

We are particularly impressed with the quality of work, the speed and excellent communication received from Gráinne Walters. Her professionalism was outstanding, whilst remaining understanding and patient. 

- Allenby Douglas Limited, Oswestry

Gráinne was fantastic through the whole enterprise! Full marks.

- Mr D T Ritchie & Mrs S Lucy, Shrewsbury

Extremely efficient when dealing with a company transfer arrangement that was far from straight forward. Very pleasant team led by Grainne.

- Mr D & Mrs S Ford, Surrey