William advises clients on a wide range of disputes, but has a particular focus on financial services litigation and civil fraud. He has advised on matters relating to a number of jurisdictions, including England, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Mauritius, Jersey, the CIS and India. In England, William has experience of litigation in the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Privy Council.
William has gone on client secondments to Man Group plc (in 2011), Royal Mail plc (in 2015) and JPMorgan Chase Bank (in 2017-18).
William is listed as a Key Lawyer in the firm's Tier 1 Banking Litigation practice in Legal 500 UK (2021).
William's experience includes advising:
- JPMorgan in relation to its defence of high-profile claims brought by the Libyan Investment Authority in connection with a US$200m five year note and an alleged fraudulent and corrupt scheme
- Marathon Asset Management in relation to claims against former employees and a third party marketer
- the claimants in claims for dishonest assistance, knowing receipt, unlawful means conspiracy and breach of fiduciary duty arising out of the management of an offshore investment fund, for which a worldwide freezing order and proprietary injunction was obtained
- a claimant private equity fund in obtaining summary judgment for fraud against its former CEO, for which a worldwide freezing order and proprietary injunction was obtained
- the claimants in claims to recover assets alleged to be held on trust or alternatively to have been transferred pursuant to transactions procured by undue influence, for which a worldwide freezing order and proprietary injunction was obtained
William has a First Class degree in Law from Durham University and a Distinction on the LPC from BPP Law School. He qualified as a solicitor in 2011 and was granted higher rights of audience in 2013.