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Tel:
Work 020 7863 8333
Fax:
Fax 020 7863 8444
DX:
82988 MAYFAIR
Email:
Web:
www.forsters.co.uk

Benedict Walton

Tel:
Work 020 7863 8333
Email:
Web:
www.forsters.co.uk/people/benedict-walton
Forsters LLP

Work Department

Dispute resolution.

Position

Benedict is a dispute resolution partner with experience advising domestic and international corporate and individual clients on a wide variety of complex disputes resolved by litigation, arbitration and by other alternative dispute resolution. He has particular experience advising on alleged breaches of warranty and other contractual terms, competition litigation, breaches of directors’ duty, shareholder disputes (including unfair prejudice petitions), negligence, fraud and contempt of court.

Career

2002-2015 Jones Day/Gouldens, Trainee; 2004-2015 Jones Day, Associate – dispute resolution; 2015 to date Forsters, Partner – dispute resolution. Publications of note: Co-author of article entitled ‘Construction cartels – more punishment in store?’ (Construction News – June 2009).

Member

SRA.

Education

Ampleforth College, York; Oxford University, Trinity College (1999 BA (Hons) Classics 2(:1)); The College of Law, Chester (2002 PGDL Legal Practice Couse (Distinction)).

Leisure

Sport (watching and playing), particularly cricket (Trinity College Oxford 1st XI 1995-1999), reading, cooking, eating out, cinema, skiing, shooting, travel, family and friends.


London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Forsters LLP 'has an excellent reputation for all aspects of commercial litigation'. The dispute resolution team advises both businesses and high-net-worth individuals on commercial, corporate and private client matters and frequently acts in property and construction-related disputes. Emily Exton is dispute resolution head; Benedict Walton  'combines good instincts with an easy client manner'; Andrew Head's disputes work includes  professional indemnity, land issues, civil fraud, tax investigations and group actions arising out of financial mis-selling; and Christopher Bacon is 'a thoughtful, meticulous solicitor'.

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