Yolanda Walker

Partner, DWF Law LLP, London, United Kingdom/Director, Africa Construction Law

Yolanda is a partner in DWF’s Construction & Infrastructure team. Yolanda is a specialist construction and engineering lawyer, providing project advice in relation to buildings and large-scale infrastructure projects in the UK and internationally, particularly in Africa.
Yolanda advises clients on the operation of contracts and the resolution of disputes through negotiation, adjudication, mediation, arbitration and litigation and has experience of working with clients throughout the lifecycle of a project to assist in the management of risk, the avoidance of disputes and to help achieve the best result commercially. Yolanda has expertise in all major standard forms of contract, including JCT, NEC and FIDIC. Yolanda has advised owners and contractors and employers on a variety of civil engineering and infrastructure projects. These have included buildings, road projects, tunnels, LNG plants, mining plants and pipelines. Yolanda regularly presents to various institutions at seminars and training workshops internationally and the UK.

Yolanda is a director of Africa Construction Law, a pan-African thought-leadership initiative operating across Africa and in the diaspora to promote construction law and practice in Africa.

Yolanda is recognised by Who’s Who Legal and has been ranked as a “Future Leader in Construction” in 2020, 2021 and 2022. She is also a committee member of the Commercial Litigators Forum in London.