Keith Hardington


Keith joined Walker Foster in 2000 as a Solicitor and became a Partner in 2003. He went on to become Managing Partner for several years and is now Chairman of the Board with a focus on strategy and the bigger picture.

Keith is a trusted advisor who has worked with individuals and businesses for many years. His career began in Newcastle upon Tyne – so it’s no surprise he began working in the shipping industry looking after his father-in-law’s sea going maintenance company. Since then he has worked with businesses in many sectors including agriculture, veterinary, food supplements, engineering, retail, medical products and professional service firms.

He is a commercial and corporate lawyer. He also has wide experience in dispute resolution and is an accredited and experienced civil dispute mediator. He brings much experience to advising, negotiating and drafting in business sales and commercial deals. He has led multimillion-pound business sales and share sales and purchases supported by our commercial team. His work includes:

Drafting and negotiating a range of commercial contracts including; terms and conditions, distribution agreements, agency agreements, licence agreements, supply of goods/service agreements and website policies.
Business sale and purchase including; share sales and purchases and asset sales and purchases; management buyouts
Corporate advice including; restructures and other share transactions, drafting shareholder agreements and partnership agreements, providing company and corporate advice, EMI schemes.
Commercial dispute resolution, including mediation.

Keith spent two years on the Law Society Council representing Yorkshire and a couple of years as a business advisor with Young Enterprise. Currently, he sits on the board of a rural housing association which strives to provide affordable housing in rural communities.

If you want a pragmatic solicitor who will do his best to deliver for you and your business, get in touch.

Direct E-mail: [email protected]
Office: Skipton


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Articles by Keith Hardington
  • Litigation – Don’t take every issue!

    The Judge in this case ordered indemnity costs against a party who refused to agree a very short extension for service of a Statement of Case. In my opinion a pragmatic approach has been taken by the ...

  • Accepting Contract Terms By Conduct

    In a recent Court of Appeal case the Court had to decide whether a party was bound by a contract when he had not signed the contract document. The Court decided that the mode of acceptance is for the ...

  • Acquiring a right of way

    A right of way can be acquired by long use. The law in this area has evolved in a sometimes confusing manner but if a landowner is using a way over a neighbours land for twenty years openly, without p...