Why Employers Choose Will

Employers choose to work with Will because he provides them with a great all round service.

They know that Will is always available when they need him, that his unique skills are especially valuable in a crisis, and that Will can be trusted to give robust and commercial, solution-driven advice without breaking the bank. 

Fundamentally, Will is a first class tactician who will always tell his clients what he would do in their shoes, knowing what he knows about the law and legal process, in order to achieve that client’s particular objectives.  

Don’t just take our word for it. You can read what Will’s clients say about him themselves on the testimonials page.  

Will is often engaged by owner managers, chief executives, HR directors or general counsel of businesses across all sectors and which tend to have a turnover between £10m to £50m and, typically, 50 to 500 employees.  

Examples of Will’s recent work for employer clients:


Successfully representing a large retail payments business in High Court proceedings to restrain a team of four sales representatives by injunction from joining a competing business.


Acting for the continuing members of a large professional services LLP in connection with the departure of a full member – swiftly negotiating and concluding the terms of their retirement deed.


Acting as investigator in relation to complaints of discrimination against a member of the SLT of a large vehicle insurance provider.


Successfully obtaining a High Court springboard injunction on an application without notice against an employer client’s sales executive who was planning to leave the business to join a competitor.


Successfully defending claims of automatically unfair dismissal and detriment on alleged whistle blowing grounds.


Advising and representing United States headquartered manufacturing client in connection with the suspension and removal of their UK country manager.


Employer Clients

Chief Executive, national charity

Will has been Lifeline’s principal legal advisor for over 15 years. He is our employment law specialist and also advises Lifeline on business strategy, commercial and reputational matters. He has been an absolutely essential part of our success over the years. From my point of view his main strengths are: rising to major challenges; creativity and resourcefulness and last but not least, loyalty and integrity. 

Managing Director, professional service business

Will is a great advisor and goes to significant lengths to assist his clients in all aspects of business and sees long term business relationships as the key to success. Will has assisted me on a number of occasions and is an excellent sounding board from both a personal and business perspective. I strongly recommend Will for clients who are looking for more than a purely transactional business relationship with their legal advisors. 

Managing Partner, chartered accountants

I have worked with Will for more than ten years, during which time he has provided high quality legal support and advice to both myself and my clients. I would highly recommend Will as someone to work with and to develop a reciprocal relationship of referring work. 

General Counsel, international tech co.

Will is a skilled lawyer and advocate with a proven ability to deliver practical solutions in complex and fast paced environments. His broad employment law experience means that he is able to balance legal and commercial risk in order to provide pragmatic advice. I will have no hesitation in referring Will to others in need of proficient employment law advice and representation. 

Group HR Director, multi-national PLC

Will is a great lawyer to work with. He is insightful, knowledgeable and delivery focused. He is also a skilled advocate who listens to his clients. Highly recommended. 

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