Lucy Walton


Lucy is a Legal Director with a wide range of experience advising on complex infrastructure, construction and energy matters. Lucy has extensive Middle East experience having worked in the region managing disputes in the UAE, Oman and Bahrain for the past seven and a half years.

Lucy was included in the Legal 500 Private Practice Arbitration Powerlist for the Middle East 2022 as Senior Associate.

Lucy is based in Mantle Law’s UAE office.

View Lucy's Recent Projects

For me, what makes Mantle different and why I joined is that we are purely construction focused, we don’t dabble in any other areas of law that are outside our expertise (I have never been at a firm before where that is the case) and the flexibility of our culture means we can work together as a team to serve our clients when they really need us.

Lucy Walton

Recent Projects

Acting for an MEP subcontractor in an ICC arbitration relating to the late completion of a large regional airport in a dispute arising from a bespoke FIDIC subcontract.

Acting for the employer in an ad-hoc arbitration concerning a flagship residential development in Muscat issued against both the globally renowned design consultant and the contractor arising from breaches of contract resulting in defective works.

Acting for a Bahraini developer in ICC arbitration proceedings defending claims brought by the contractor for EOTs and associated loss and expense claims arising from the construction of villas procured on a PPP basis.

Acting for the contractor in an ICC arbitration relating to the late completion and associated loss and expense claims concerning a commercial development in a dispute arising from a bespoke FIDIC contract.

Acting for a government owned Abu Dhabi employer in respect of claims raised by the contractor in an ICC arbitration seated in Abu Dhabi concerning the expansion of an oil refinery.

Acting for a Bahraini employer in relation to arbitration proceedings issued against the contractor and engineer on a breach of contract basis for defects in design and construction that resulted in the collapse of the celling within a large shopping mall in Bahrain.

Advising an employer at pre-litigation stage experiencing piling defects and substantial structural defects caused by the negligence and breach of contract of the piling contractor and design consultant on a substantial residential project in Bahrain.