William joined in October 2020. He is interested in all aspects of Chambers’ practice, particularly in commercial and private client related work.
Prior to joining Chambers, William has worked as a teacher and a parliamentary researcher. He spent the last year working in the litigation team at a Chambers UK and Legal 500 ranked commercial litigation firm. He gained valuable, first-hand experience of a wide variety of commercial litigation issues including in a Court of Appeal case on the cost consequences for litigation friends and a breach of contract claim in the Technology and Construction Court.
Outside of work, William enjoys hiking, cinema and playing disc golf.
Areas of expertise
William accepts instructions in all areas of property law and frequently appears in the County Court.
He has recent experience of:
- Advising on the reasonableness of management fees in leases.
- Advising on breaches of lease covenants when tenants sub-let properties on Airbnb.
- Advising on leaseholders and freeholders obligations to finance the repairs to listed buildings under a section 106 Town and Country Planning Act 1990’ agreement.
- Drafting particulars of claim for forfeiture proceedings.
- Drafting particulars of claim for rescission of a conveyance following misrepresentations.
- Representing landlords in trespass possession claims.
- Representing tenants in statutory nuisance claims under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
- Professional liability
William accepts instructions and has recent experience in the following areas:
- Advising on conveyancing solicitors’ failure to advise on escalating ground rent clauses.
- Advising on a claim against a financial adviser for a failed tax mitigation scheme.
- Advising on a claim against insurance brokers for failure to procure adequate business interruption insurance arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Commercial dispute resolution
Commercial dispute resolution
Williams accepts instructions in all areas of commercial disputes resolution and has recent experience in:
- Drafting particulars of claim for breach of contract under the Consumer Rights Act 2015.
- Drafting particulars of claim for delivery up of engineering equipment.
- Drafting a Reply to a business-to-business breach of contract claim.
- Advising on the merits of a misrepresentation claim in the Dubai International Finance Centre.
- Extending a general civil restraint order.
During his pupillage, William also assisted with:
- Pakistan International Airlines Corporation v Times Travel  UKSC 40 – an international airline’s defence to a claim for lawful act duress, in which the Supreme Court recently gave a landmark judgment on the doctrine.
- IGE USA Investments Limited v HMRC  EWCA Civ 534 – a landmark Court of Appeal decision which confirmed the limitation period for equitable recission in cases of fraudulent misrepresentation.
- Private client
William is keen to accept instructions in all aspects of chambers’ private client practice.
He has recent experience of:
- Challenging the validity of wills for lack of testamentary capacity, undue influence and fraudulent calumny.
- Unwinding lifetime transactions following the financial abuse of a person who lacked capacity.
- Advising on the merits of the Inheritance Act 1975 claim by an adult dependent.
- Ecclesiastical Law Society