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Greg Lawton

Year of call 2022  

Areas of Expertise
Business and Property Group


Greg became a tenant in Chambers following successful completion of pupillage within the Business and Property team.

Greg is instructed for trials, applications, costs and case management hearings, and conferences. His paper-based practice spans the full range of civil work - drafting opinions, statements of case, applications and contracts. He is regularly sought after for work by the solicitors who instruct him.

During pupillage, Greg encountered a range of commercial and chancery work in the tribunals, County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal.

Greg’s practice extends to the following areas, for both claimants and defendants:

  • Contract law
  • Secret commission / bribery and Consumer Credit Act claims
  • Data protection and privacy / information law
  • Company law
  • Wills and probate
  • Property law
  • Insolvency
  • Tax
  • Intellectual property
  • Pharmacy and medicines law
  • Disclosure


Greg Lawton examines the decision in Baxter v Doble


Prior to the Bar, Greg worked for a multinational retail business, up to senior management level. He is a pharmacist, and has developed national and international policy in pharmacy, with particular expertise in staffing, patient safety, healthcare policy and organisational campaigns. His experience also extends to the public sector, working in the senior legal team for a national regulator as Head of Data Protection and Information Governance, and Data Protection Officer. Earlier in his career, he has contributed to the development of statute, initiated and conducted litigation, and drafted detailed legal advice and documents for internal and external use.


International Association for Pharmacy Safety and Environmental Standards (Reviewer)

Scholarships and Prizes

James Crouch Scholarship (Gray’s Inn)
Advocacy Scholar (University of Law)
Various awards from pharmaceutical companies (e.g. Student of the Year; Best Overall Student)


Northern Circuit (Easter 2023 election)
The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn (Member)
British Chartered Institute for IT (Member)
Royal Pharmaceutical Society (Member and Faculty Fellow)
International Association of Privacy Professionals (Member)


LLM Master of Laws (Distinction), University of Law
Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction), University of Law
MPharm Master of Pharmacy (First Class Hons)
Data Protection Practitioner; Freedom of Information Practitioner; CIPP/E Certified
Information Privacy Professional (Europe); CIPM Certified Information Privacy Manager

Specialist Areas of Practice:

Business and Property Group

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