Benedict Walton

Partner, Head of Commercial Dispute Resolution

Ben is Head of Commercial Dispute Resolution.

He advises domestic and international corporate and individual clients on a wide variety of complex disputes resolved by litigation, arbitration and by other alternative dispute resolution. Areas of particular expertise include breaches of warranty and other contractual terms, competition litigation, breaches of directors’ duty, shareholder disputes (including unfair prejudice petitions), negligence, fraud, contempt of Court, investment disputes and group actions. Ben’s expertise in relation to warranty claims and other contractual disputes means that he works closely with the Corporate team at Forsters.

He is ranked in the 2023 edition of The Legal 500 where commentators note that Ben is 'a standout partner with terrific instincts' and that he is ' hugely commercial and great at litigation psychology'.

Ben joined Forsters in 2015. He trained and spent the first eleven years of his career at Jones Day (formerly Gouldens), where he qualified as a solicitor in 2004.


T: +44 207 399 4811
M: +44 7887 419 631

"Benedict Walton has good tactical sense and gives well-considered advice. An excellent no-nonsense commercial litigator, whose approach is strategic and innovative. He gets results." The Legal 500 UK, 2023
"Ben Walton is clever, creative, committed and pragmatic – a very strong strategist and shows real leadership on cases. On a more personal level, and perhaps most importantly, he is honest and loyal." The Legal 500 UK, 2022

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"Forsters residential property team have an excellent manner of communication and a strong, collaborative team ethic."
The Legal 500 UK, 2020