Keith Hardington


Keith has been Walker Foster’s managing partner for many years and is a trusted advisor. He has an unrivaled understanding of the industry, business to business relationships, and customer relations. He has been an accredited mediator since 2007.

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.

Keith brings a litigator’s perspective to contract negotiation and drafting shareholder agreements, business to business contracts or due diligence in business sales, as he has seen what happens when it goes wrong. That gives an invaluable perspective when settling documents. He has led multimillion-pound business sales and share sales and purchases supported by his team which includes experts in property, employment and corporate.

In his spare time, he keeps active. He runs (slowly these days), cycles, skis and likes to build and fix things (his father was a bricklayer and he believes working with hands is in the blood!). He spent two years on the Law Society Council representing Yorkshire and a couple of years as a business advisor with Young Enterprise. Currently, he is on the board of a rural housing association which strives to ensure affordable housing in rural communities.

If you want a straight-talking lawyer who will do his best to deliver for you and your business, get in touch.

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


Testimonials for Keith
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...