“He has an excellent grasp of technology, and he is thorough, practical and precise in his approach…a terrific lawyer, bright, enthusiastic and always on top of the situation.”
CHAMBERS GUIDE TO THE LEGAL PROFESSION
"Bill is the sort of lawyer you want with you in the front-line trenches. He's prepared to roll up his sleeves, get stuck in and look after you when the bullets start flying."
BOYES TURNER CLIENT, BIG DATA SERVICES COMPANY
"Able to bring to complex business issues a practical, straightforward and effective approach."
THE LEGAL 500
Bill is a partner in the Commercial and technology group with over 30 years’ experience of handling commercial, intellectual property and technology projects for global, european and UK businesses. He regularly advises on international trade arrangements on strategic issues and provides general counsel: for many clients he has become their ‘trusted advisor’.
He is ranked by both Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession and The Legal 500 as one of the UK's leading IT and corporate & commercial lawyers. He has also been recognised by The Legal 500 Hall of Fame which highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence. Bill was a member of the Law Society’s Intellectual Property Law Committee for twelve years (2003-2015). He is active in promoting the Thames Valley’s agenda for inward investment.
In the wider business community, Bill is Group President of the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce and a business sector representative on the Business Growth & Skills Group of Reading UK CIC. He is a trustee of a military charity, the Sandhurst Trust, and a member of theThames Valley board of Byte Night, the technology sector’s annual charity sleep out for Action for Children.
Areas of expertise
- International contract advice, drafting and negotiation
- Exploitation of intellectual property
- Strategic commercial legal advice for business development and growth
- Data protection and security
- Attaining trusted adviser status for clients
- Inward investment into the Thames Valley