Lisa Walmisley

Lisa Walmisley


36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082


5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123


Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570

Clerked by:
Harry Young
Brandon Singh


"She's ferocious in court. When she gets the bit between her teeth she really dishes it out to the other side."

Chambers UK


Lisa practises in all aspects of commercial law.  She has wide ranging experience in insolvency law in particular and has represented Office Holders as well as Respondents in all aspects of personal and corporate insolvency.

Lisa has significant experience in all company and partnership matters in particular she has been instructed in several large scale fraud matters including claims arising out of a breach of trust.  She regularly appears in the High Court to obtain all forms of injunctive relief including without notice freezing and search and seizure Orders.

Lisa regular appears in matters related to sports law including contractual and commercial disputes and disciplinary matters.

Year of Call: 2000

Areas of Expertise

Civil Fraud

Civil Fraud

Lisa has been instructed in all aspects of commercial and company disputes. including civil fraud matters and applications of varying types under the Companies Act. She has also regularly appeared in relation to property matters and in particular applications relating the priority of charges and the enforceability of charging orders.

Significant Reported Cases

Ultraframe (UK) Ltd v Fielding [EWHC] 1638 (Ch), C&W Berry Limited v Armstrong-Moakes [2008] IP & CR DG1, CEP Holdings Ltd v Steni [2009] EWHC 2447, Shaw v API Group , LTL 10 April 2008

Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution

Lisa has regularly been instructed in matters relating to the dissolution of partnerships. She has been instructed to conduct trials in relation to the division of assets and the calculation of partnership share. She has also represented clients at successful mediations in relation to partnership matters. She has also advised on settlement agreements for the division of partnership business and assets.



Lisa has experience in all aspects of Insolvency law both corporate and personal insolvency. She has regularly given talks at seminars and in solicitors on this topic on which she is an acknowledged expert. She has also been instructed on behalf of Directors in Directors Disqualification proceedings

Significant Reported Cases

Re Brilliant Entertainment Media Specialists (in Liquidation) [2014] B.P.I.R.

CMEC v Beesley [2011] 1 WLR 1704

Re Yarwood [2010] EWHC 2272



Most of the work undertaken by Lisa in this area is protected by the cloak of confidentiality provided by Arbitration. She has recently represented a football agent in a claim brought by a former client for breach of trust and a secret profit. She has represented premiership footballers in claims against their current and former agents. She has also represented football clubs in disputes with their players and other employees and has represented employees in contractual claims against football clubs.

Significant Reported Cases

McGill v Sports Entertainment and Media Group Limited [2014] EWHC 3000


Northern Chancery Bar Association

Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association

British Irish Commercial Bar Association

Chancery Bar Association


LLB (Hons) University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, 2:1

Nottingham Law School



Chambers UK 2018

"She achieves positive results and her advice is very thorough." "She is an approachable, responsive and commercial barrister."

Legal 500 2018

‘Robust, direct and good with clients.’

Legal 500 2017

'A very assured and combative advocate.'

Chambers UK 2017

"She is friendly, knowledgeable and a strong advocate in court."

Chambers UK 2016

"She's ferocious in court. When she gets the bit between her teeth she really dishes it out to the other side."

Chambers and Partners 2011-2015 Insolvency

Legal 500 2014-2015 Commercial Dispute Resolution and Insolvency

Chambers UK Logo 2019



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