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William Moody

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2020

William has a busy practice spanning a number of areas. His main practice includes commercial litigation (both led and unled), financial regulation, consumer law, group actions, procurement and EU law.

Recent instructions include acting for a Government department in a £150m dispute arising out of Covid-19 testing supplies (led by Adam Heppinstall KC), and for a German manufacturer in the NOx litigation (led by Malcolm Sheehan KC).

Before joining Chambers, William obtained a First Class LLB from Durham University and an LLM from the University of Cambridge. William was a Lord Denning and Government of Gibraltar scholar, and prior to pupillage worked on the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg and on the Indian Supreme Court in New Delhi. William speaks fluent Spanish.


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Expertise


Commercial and Insolvency

William has a busy practice both in both led and unled commercial and insolvency work. He has provided commercial advice to government departments, retailers, technology companies and manufacturers, all with a view to entering into or defending proceedings. Many of these matters are ongoing. William has experience advising in both written opinions and in conference, and is capable of turning advice around quickly when needed.

William continues to act as counsel for a government entity in providing advice arising out of government loans, with a considerable insolvency element. He was instructed in the high profile aviation dispute between Qatar Airways v Airbus (led by Geraint Webb KC) which settled in 2023, and was recently instructed as junior counsel by the DHSC in a £140m dispute arising out of the supply of Covid-19 tests (led by Adam Heppinstall KC), which settled on the first day of trial.

William accepts instructions in all commercial law and insolvency matters.

Representative cases

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  • Qatar Airways v Airbus

    (settled in 2023)

  • DHSC v X (parties confidential)

    (ongoing)

European Union

Prior to pupillage, William worked as a stagiaire on the Court of Justice of the European Union in the cabinet of Judge Vajda. He is a contributor to the LexisNexis International Trade Panel.

William is currently engaged as a junior to Professor Sir Alan Dashwood KC in providing an expert opinion on internal market law in the context of an American trial.

Finance, Banking and Consumer

William advises EU entities on post-Brexit FCA and PRA Regulation. In line with his EU practice, William also advises on FSMA 2000 issues and “passporting” of financial services.

William has also appeared in court successfully on a number of matters arising out of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 and related legislation, including for CONC and PRIN claims, and various other consumer regulations. William has experience acting both for and against energy companies in consumer disputes.

Representative cases

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  • Andrew Wrench v First Rand Bank Ltd

Group Actions

In line with Chambers’ practice, William is an effective junior in group actions. He was led by Charles Gibson KC and James Purnell in the Primodos litigation, obtaining strike out in the High Court in 2023. He is currently instructed by a Defendant manufacturer in the NOx Litigation.

Representative cases

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  • Wilson & Others v Bayer Pharma AG [2023] EWHC 1282 (QB)

British Overseas Territories

William is seeking to develop an advocacy practice in British Overseas Territories. He has advised, both during pupillage and since becoming a member, on various aspects relating to overseas territories. This includes commercial law and the application of English law in health and safety matters.

William welcomes instructions in cases with an overseas element.

Public Procurement

William studied procurement law as part of his LLM. As a pupil to Jonathan Lewis, William was involved in a number of public procurement cases, assisting on matters relating to exclusion clauses, pre-action letters, framework agreements, sub-contracting and standstill periods.

William was instructed by the Department of Health and Social Care in one of the challenges brought by the Good Law Project arising out of the government purchase of PPE during the pandemic.

 

Instructing William Moody

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Appointments

Government Legal Department, Junior Junior Scheme (17/09/2021 to 16/09/2025)

Memberships
  • Commonwealth Lawyers Association
  • COMBAR
  • United Kingdom Association for European Law
Education

Education

  • Durham University (St. Aidan’s College), LLB
  • University of Cambridge (Clare College), LLM
  • BPP University, BPTC

Awards

  • EU Routledge Prize (Durham University)
  • Letter of Commendation (Durham University)
  • Lord Denning Scholar (Lincoln’s Inn)
  • Government of Gibraltar Scholarship x2
  • Advocacy Scholar (BPP University)
  • Excellence Scholar (BPP University)
Regulatory Information

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Bar Council Number: 73661

VAT Registration Number: 377320980

Legal Status: Barrister

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Regulated by the Bar Standards Board.

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