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Tel:
Work 020 7863 8333
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Fax 020 7863 8444
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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's 'very down-to-earth group' has some 'genuine talent within the ranks. It enjoys great personal relationships with its clients, who are not just other customers for them'. The full-service disputes team has broad expertise across  the commercial, corporate and private wealth sectors, which compliment the firm's contentious teams in property, construction and family. The team also regularly handles matters with multi-jurisdictional elements. Emily Exton heads the dispute resolution group, which also includes Benedict Walton, Andrew Head and senior solicitors Christopher Bacon and Bryan Shacklady. Roberta Harvey joined from Charles Russell Speechlys LLP to strengthen the team's contentious trust and estates practice.

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