John Walters
  • John Walters

  • Partner


University and year – UC Cardiff – 1976

Legal Qualifications:


Year Of Admission:


Experience and Expertise:

Full range of corporate/commercial services primarily to owner/managed businesses, including acquisitions, mergers and restructuring. Advice on all aspects of contractual arrangements, including agency, distributorship, software development, collaboration and joint ventures.

Career Highlights:

Creating constitution for Materials Processing Institute and dealing with acquisition from Tata Steel of its R&D centre in Middlesbrough.

Legal 500:

2017 - 'John Walters leads the practice at Tilly Bailey & Irvine which handles financing matters, transactions, commercial contracts, IP issues, insolvency mandates and restructurings for a predominantly Tees Valley-based client roster. Walters’ expertise lies in transactional issues, particularly MBOs, M&A transactions and venture capital investments. 

2016 - 'John Walters and Craig Malarkey 'form the backbone of the corporate team and offer excellent advice'.

2015 - 'Strong technical background and puts the client's needs first.'

Corporate Social Responsibility/Pro Bono/Community Relations:

Member of Durham University Business School’s Ethics Committee

In the past I have served as a trustee of Hartlepool & East Durham Alzheimer’s Society (20 years) and Hartlepool Hospice (3 years)