William Willson Called to the Bar 2006

William specialises in domestic and cross-border insolvency, banking and finance, commercial litigation and company law.

As well as acting, appearing and advising in relation to all aspects of Chambers’ core insolvency/restructuring practice (including schemes of arrangement) William also has a varied commercial practice, including recent experience of civil fraud, professional negligence, shipping, insurance and real property litigation. Many of his cases have an international element, and he has a particular interest in cases involving Russia/the CIS/the Middle East.

In recent years William has appeared in several high profile trials, both at home and abroad, including the $2 billion claim by the Primeo fund against HSBC in the Cayman Islands (fund litigation), and McKillen v Sir Frederick Barclay (unfair prejudice/conspiracy). He has appeared as sole Counsel in the Court of Appeal, the Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands and the Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.

He is currently instructed in a number of ongoing claims both as junior and sole Counsel in both the Commercial Court and the Chancery Division.

William was previously one of Legal Week’s Stars of the Bar, where he was said to be an “outstanding junior with abilities far beyond expectations of his call…very bright, committed and good fun too”.

Chambers & Partners describes him as “a tenacious, gifted and hard-working lawyer” who is “strategically excellent, pragmatic and commercial”.

Before becoming a barrister William was a journalist/documentary producer, specialising in the former Soviet Union, terrorism and the intelligence services. His credits include the triple-BAFTA winning The Government Inspector.

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