Alison Walton


19 years qualified

Alison is a partner in our commercial contracts team with a wealth of experience in the manufacturing sector.  She has drafted numerous contract manufacturing agreements with and without equipment provision, for manufacturing in the UK and internationally, and regularly advises on routes to market and drafting and negotiating agency, distribution and franchising agreements.  She also advises on standard terms of business and large scale outsourcing arrangements.

Alison regularly advises boards and directors, helping them to mitigate risks while providing practical solutions that achieve the commercial results clients want. Her ability to project manage large transactions has been praised by clients and she also offers a fixed price “quick turnaround” contract review service for businesses wanting cost certainty on their day to day contracting requirements.


  • Advising a large scale plastic accessories manufacturer on its global portfolio of sales agreements with various retailers and garment suppliers. Alison often negotiates these agreements and has established some now industry-standard clauses in relation to raw material price differentials.
  • Advising a baby and toddler equipment manufacturer on its international network of distributors, including issues arising during the term of the distribution agreement such as termination issues and exit arrangements. Alison engaged and managed a team of international legal advisers to assist on local laws in each jurisdiction where distributors were based.
Alison Walton