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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

Ed clearly had a heavy workload at the time, yet ensured everything was completed in appropriate timescales including working extended hours.

- Mr J Ostler, Hereford

She and her team were amazing and without fault during our house purchase. I couldn't imagine us using anyone else in the future. The team will be easy to recommend.

- Mr Roberts, Shrewsbury

Very personable solicitor who spoke in plain English and was approachable.

- Mr J Hughes, Church Stretton

Efficient and hassle free, thanks so much.

- Mrs J Moller, Oswestry

Staff are most helpful and understanding

- Mrs Edwards, Oswestry

Client Quotes

Excellent representation in court

- Mr Gibson, Telford

Helpful and courteous. Took time to explain complex issues.

- Mr J Barrett & Mrs W Barrett, Oswestry

Very quick at sorting our Wills. He was great to deal with, nice guy!

- Mr L Onions & Mrs E Onions, Craven Arms

As a Welsh speaker, I attach great importance to being able to communicate in Welsh with my solicitor - as I can with him.

- Mr H Jones & R Jones, Llanrhystud

Very personable solicitor who spoke in plain English and was approachable.

- Mr J Hughes, Church Stretton

Latest Case Study

19 Jun 2019

Package Holiday Injury Claim

Miss G was injured whilst on holiday in Goa. The matter was a strongly disputed package holiday claim. Miss G was on...