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William practises in the firm's highly-rated shipping team.  He qualified as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 1997, having joined Richards Butler as a trainee in 1995. He deals with a range of shipping litigation matters in both arbitration and the Commercial Court in London and has extensive experience of charter-party, bill of lading and ship/yacht construction disputes.  In addition, William undertakes a significant amount of drafting and pre-contact advisory work for his clients.


  • College of Law, London, 1995
  • University of East Anglia, 1994, 2:1

  • England and Wales

Awards & Recognition

  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers™ in the United Kingdom for Shipping Law, 2020-2021