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 action litigation, procurement and EU law. He is currently instructed by a claimant in a £150m dispute arising out of Covid-19 testing supplies, and recently acted in the Primodos litigation with Charles Gibson KC and James Purnell.
Before joining Chambers, William obtained a First Class LLB from Durham University and an LLM from the University of Cambridge. He represented Cambridge in the Willem C. Vis Moot where he was awarded the Martin Domke Award in Vienna.
For his BPTC, William was a Lord Denning and Government of Gibraltar scholar. Prior to pupillage, he worked on the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg and on the Indian Supreme Court in New Delhi, as well as the Representative Office of Gibraltar in Brussels. William speaks fluent Spanish.
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William has a busy practice both in both led and unled commercial 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 has acted as junior counsel for the government in providing advice arising out of commercial contracts relating to Covid-19 loans. He was instructed in the high-profile aviation dispute between Qatar Airways v Airbus, which settled earlier this year, and is currently instructed in a trial in the Business and Property Courts acting for the Government.
William accepts instructions in all commercial law matters.
Representative casesgrid list
Qatar Airways v Airbus
(settled in 2023)
DHSC v X (parties confidential)
Prior to pupillage, William worked as a stagiaire on the Court of Justice of the European Union in the cabinet of Judge Vajda. His LL.M. at the University of Cambridge contained a significant EU law component, and William has tutored extensively in EU law.
During pupillage he has worked on cases concerning jurisdiction and service with EU Member States post-Brexit, and on retained law pursuant to the EU Withdrawal Acts.
William is currently engaged in providing an expert opinion on European Union law as a junior to Professor Sir Alan Dashwood KC.
William welcomes all work with an EU element, arising out of withdrawal or otherwise.
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 casesgrid list
Andrew Wrench v First Rand Bank Ltd
In line with Chambers’ practice, William is developing experience in group action work. He was led by Charles Gibson KC and James Purnell in the Primodos litigation, obtaining strike out in the High Court.
Representative casesgrid list
Wilson & Others v Bayer Pharma AG  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.
William studied procurement law as part of his LLM. During pupillage, 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 is currently instructed in a case arising out of the government purchase of PPE during the pandemic.
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- Durham University (St. Aidan’s College), LLB
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- EU Routledge Prize (Durham University)
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