Louise Wakely

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Louise joined JMW in 2006 and is a Partner Professional Support Lawyer (PSL) working with the Commercial Litigation team. 

Prior to becoming a PSL at the start of 2020, Louise was a Senior Associate Solicitor in JMW’s Commercial Litigation team (for 12 years) advising clients both nationally and internationally on a range of commercial disputes, with a particular focus on contractual claims, professional negligence, property related disputes and cohabitation disputes. 

Louise enjoyed handling a wide range of matters for corporate and individual clients, and thrived dealing with complex litigation. It is in the spirit of her support for alternative dispute resolution that Louise explored settlement of clients’ cases at the earliest and most commercially viable opportunity. She has a strong record for resolving cases at mediation, achieving the best possible outcome for her clients.

Louise is an experienced practitioner bringing significant practical and technical knowledge to her Professional Support Lawyer role. Her role involves delivering and coordinating training courses for lawyers in the commercial litigation team (including a programme for junior lawyers and a masterclass series), producing regular bulletin updates to the team on legal developments, and maintaining know-how, precedents and other resources to assist the team’s efficiency and expertise. 

Louise provides tailored support to her colleagues with legal and practical queries and contributes to external thought pieces on topical legal issues. In addition, Louise works closely with members of the firm’s central compliance department to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and office procedures, and she also contributes to the department’s business development projects, internal networking, innovation and events.