William is a partner and co-heads the Dispute Resolution and Insolvency & Restructuring departments.
William deals with all contentious corporate and personal insolvency matters, assisting office holders pursue antecedent claims including transactions at undervalue, preferences, misfeasance claims, possession proceedings and disputes concerning beneficial interests in residential property.
William also has years of experience supporting factors, invoice discounters and asset based lenders recover losses under finance agreements which often includes freezing assets, enforcing guarantees, indemnities and legal charges.
Outside of work, William is passionate about sport, music, travel and his family. Time permitting, William surfs, plays golf, football and tries to keep fit in the gym and on the road bike. His 3 children also keep William busy supporting and travelling to their football matches most weekends.
Key Work Highlights
- Acted for liquidator with successful breach of contract claim against major high street retailer
- Obtained summary judgment in High Court for invoice financier when a certificate of indebtedness was found to be conclusive as to the Defendant’s liability and quantum
- Acted for administrators of Toys R Us to recover large, disputed balances owed by international trade vendors
- Obtained judgment for liquidators in the High Court (upheld in the Court of Appeal) that remuneration and dividends received were unlawful and repayable
- Negotiated settlement terms for liquidator challenging fees debited under a US invoice finance agreement as unlawful
- Recovered for liquidator preferential payments of c£500,000 from directors, shareholders and associates
- Acting for Trustees to sell bankrupts’ properties, challenging declarations of trust and claims to beneficial interest
- Defending trustee’s decision regarding adjudication on proofs of debt
- Richard Toone & Kevin Murphy v Dean Robbins & Richard Robbins  BCC 728
- Catalyst Business Finance Limited v Very Tangy Television Limited, Richard Tuckwell & Very Tangy Media Limited  EWCH 1669 (QB)
- Steve Domsalla (trading as Domsalla Building Services) v Kenneth Dyason  EWHC 1174 (TCC)”