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Toby Walker, Director & Head of Dispute Resolution, Hedges Law

Toby Walker

Director & Head of Dispute Resolution at Hedges Law

Oxford, United Kingdom

About Me

I lead the Dispute Resolution team at Hedges, which includes Contentious Probate and Property Dispute solicitors, a trainee and paralegal.   I advise on Contentious Probate (inheritance disputes) and am a member of ACTAPS – the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists. I have developed a specialism in the area of trusts of land, including constructive or resulting trusts, and claims of proprietary estoppel.  I am part of the Property Litigation Association and find that often there is a property angle to most disputes.  

My clients include private individuals, multinational organisations, farming partnerships, SMEs, and commercial landlords.  As a Solicitor Advocate I regularly conduct advocacy in Court for my clients, as well as enjoying well-established relationships both with local and London-based barrister’s chambers.  

Some recent cases include:

  • Acting for 16 of 29 parties in a £multi-million dispute arising from mutual wills of the testator, some of whom were minors and some residing out of the UK, and achieving a favourable settlement.
  • Defending claims by two adult child disappointed beneficiaries to the Estate. Settlement was achieved at mediation whereby our client achieved money and her costs from the Estate. 
  • Concluding a settlement for a Defendant in a constructive trust of land (TLATA 1996) dispute, the case being dropped and the client receiving his full costs 
  • Secured a settlement for a client of over 90% of her breach of trust claim and all of her costs.
  • Securing a favourable settlement in a negligence claim against architects, with full costs.
  • Acting for a claimant in a claim for misrepresentation arising from purchase of companies and negotiating a settlement. 
  • Acting for a developer clients seeking to discharge restrictive covenants on land which was achieved without going to Court
  • Defending a £1 million breach of warranty (manufacturer) case and negotiating a £100,000 settlement. 
  • Acting for a management company in a High Court claim for rectification of the Companies Register, which concluded with judgment for the company and individual clients, with an order of indemnity costs in their favour. 

Passionate about mediation as an alternative to litigation, I regularly write and speak on the subject. I am an ADR Group Panel Mediator and thoroughly enjoy the process, no matter how entrenched the parties find themselves at the outset. I firmly believe that listening is a lost art, and can be the key to understanding people and conflict generally. I hope to find a creative and common-sense approach to resolving disputes. 

ADR Group Panel Mediator

I am an accredited mediator and sit on the ADR Panel of mediators. More information can be found by clicking the following link: 


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