Donal Blaney > Griffin Law > West Malling, England > Lawyer Profile

Griffin Law
ME19 4YU

Work Department

Litigation & Dispute Resolution.


Donal is the founder of Griffin Law.

He specialised in domestic and international commercial litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution with a particular focus on company, partnership, trust and tax disputes which had a complex or international dimension to them.

Donal was a pioneer in the field of reputation management, brand protection, cyber bullying, defamation and privacy claims brought by or in relation to businesses, business owners, politicians, celebrities and sportsmen (having obtained the world’s first injunction to be served via Twitter in 2009).

He prided himself on being a proactive, innovative, tenacious and commercially-minded lawyer who acted as “consigliere” for high net-worth individuals and business owners in the United Kingdom and overseas, Donal has been described by his clients as “a rottweiler” and someone who you would rather have on your side than against you.

Donal is also admitted to practice in the British Virgin Islands (2004).


Trained Trowers & Hamlins ; qualified 1998; Baxendale Walker 2001-3; Field Seymour Parkes 2003-4; Walker Smiths (now Ogier) 2004-6; Lennox Paton 2006-7; founded Griffin Law 2008.


Tonbridge School; University of Southampton (1995 LLB 2.1); College of Law, Guildford (1996).

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Kent, Surrey and Sussex

Griffin Law handles commercial litigation for clients in all sectors. The team is co-headed by principal and managing director Donal Blaney and Neil Kelley. Blaney is ‘as shrewd as they come‘ with experienced in handling financial disputes as well as trust and tax disputes. Mark Edmonds specialises in insolvency and commercial disputes and is praised as ‘the most no-nonsense litigator around’; Laura Ware is ‘junior yet far above her years’.