Jill Lawton

Jill Lawton

Jill has almost 20 years’ experience advising clients in relation to commercial disputes having worked in this area since she qualified.

Jill moved to Clarkson Wright & Jakes to join the commercial litigation team in 1999 on qualification and was promoted to associate in June 2004 and to partner in September 2005.

Jill has a degree in Law from the University of Southampton and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from what is now the University of Law, Guildford.


  • Contractual disputes
  • Construction disputes
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Boardroom/ shareholder disputes
  • Commercial landlord and tenant disputes
  • Residential landlord and tenant disputes
  • Property disputes
  • Employment disputes/enforcing restrictive covenants
  • Probate disputes, including actions against Executors
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Debt recovery
  • Partnership issues and disputes
  • Defamation


  • Acting for the defendant in a complex, multi jurisdiction claim of approximately £1.5 million for alleged breach of contract which involved separate proceedings being commenced in England and France.
  • Securing payment of the whole of the principal sum in relation to a substantial breach of contract claim of £325,000.
  • Acting for a client facing a claim for a sum in excess of £1.5 million for the alleged breach of warranties in an agreement following the sale of his business.
  • Providing advice on wide ranging issues and achieving a successful settlement in a shareholder dispute.

Acting for a claimant in a complex construction dispute involving a substantial counterclaim in excess of £600,000 which resulted in the Defendant discontinuing its counterclaim and paying costs.