Brian Walker
Senior Partner
Telephone: 028 3833 1086

Brian became a solicitor in 1975, a partner in Watson & Neill in 1977 and founded Walker McDonald with Joseph McDonald in 1984. Now an insolvency practitioner with over 35 years’ experience, Brian’s law specialisms vary from conveyancing to litigation and from probate to local government work. Brian has been actively involved in local government law since 1977 and the firm currently represents two local authorities advising on human rights and discrimination legislation.

Brian’s interests in agriculture have led to many cases of litigation on behalf of farmers and his appointment as national advisor to the National Beef Association. Achieving results, Brian successfully steered the response to the dioxin crisis leading to payment of compensation to farmers.  He represented a Defendant in one of Northern Ireland’s longest defamation trials.
He has pioneered the use of Freedom of Information Law to assist Defendants and be involved in commercial law uses including professional negligence.

Brian’s previous positions include:

  • President to the Council of the Law Society
  • Council Member of R3 (Association of Business Recovery Professionals)
  • Founder of the Home Charter for the Law Society
  • Chairman of a food manufacturing company