William is a Legal Director in the Insurance, Financial and Professional Disputes team in London
William’s dispute resolution practice focuses on the defence of complex, multi-party, and high-value civil and commercial claims against lawyers and law firms. He has advised on claims involving underlying matters in the corporate, finance, real estate, tax, and litigation sectors. William also has experience of advising lawyers in relation to regulatory investigations and disciplinary proceedings before both the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and the Bar Standards Board, and also regularly advises law firms on risk management issues. William also acts for other professionals facing professional negligence claims, including accountants and construction professionals.
In addition to professional negligence and regulatory matters, William’s practice also includes acting for both claimants and defendants in commercial litigation across a variety of sectors, including energy, construction and real estate. His recent experience includes successfully defending a claim for breach of contract relating to the energy sector and acting for the claimant in a dispute regarding high value residential property. William also has a particular interest in disputes involving high value classic and collectors’ cars.
William has experience of arbitration, High Court litigation (including at Appellate level), and various forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution, including mediation. William is a Solicitor Advocate with higher rights of audience, and has experience of advocacy in the High Court. William joined Clyde & Co in 2014, having first trained and practiced in the litigation team of a leading City law firm.