Simon Walton

Partner, Dispute Resolution

Clients, both corporate and individual, and fellow legal professionals turn to Rosenblatt’s Dispute Resolution team for incisive action on contentious commercial issues. The team has acquired an outstanding international reputation for its success in litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, and for its skill in smoothing the path to a positive outcome.

Simon Walton trained at Rosenblatt, becoming a partner in 2013. He has extensive experience of commercial disputes, company/shareholder disputes, and defamation and negligence claims (including professional negligence). Property and landlord/tenant disputes are also among his specialities, and he advises on various matters arising out of insolvency, both in the UK and abroad.

In addition, Simon regularly acts for large numbers of residential tenants in service charge disputes with their landlords, appearing regularly in the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal (now called the Lands Tribunal).

Recent work includes:
  • Acting for a private equity claimant in a claim against a leading fertility doctor; a settlement was reached after the trial had started.
  • Acting for the Chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board, defending simultaneous libel actions brought by International Management Group (IMG) and the Founder of the Indian Premier League (Lalit Modi).
  • Acting for a shareholder of a joint venture company claiming unfair prejudice ([2008] EWHC 2810 (Ch,)[2009] EWHC 1362 (Ch), [2010] EWHC 3334 (Ch) and [2011] EWHC 1370 (Ch)).
  • Obtaining summary judgment for Seymour Pierce Limited in a claim against the owners of Birmingham City FC ([2010] EWHC 676 (QB)).
  • Obtaining summary judgment for a private equity company against its main investor, who unilaterally decided not to comply with any future calls for investment funds ([2010] EWHC 2841 (QB)).
  • Acting for a government-backed investment fund and its private equity management company in seeking injunctive relief and damages against management directors of a bridging loan company that had defrauded investors in a highly complex fraud – Hemsley & Anor v Graham & Ors [2013] EWHC 2232 (Ch) (31 July 2013).