Why Senior Individuals Choose Will

Will has always maintained a strong case load of work for senior executives and directors throughout his legal career

In the vast majority of cases, those individuals are recommended to Will by former clients or by their other professional advisers (accountants, financial advisers, wealth managers, bankers and other lawyers).   

Sometimes, will is re-engaged when the clients experience another ‘bump in the road’ during their career.  

There are very few life events that present more challenges, worry and stress for senior executives than when they are faced with the risk of losing their employment whether on the grounds of redundancy, performance or for other reasons.   

It can be equally stressful when you are having to consider a change in employment or career to take up a completely new opportunity or to join or create a new business that would compete in the same space as their present employer. 

For people facing these challenging career episodes, Will brings his calm and assured expertise to difficult situations.  Will’s measured, professional and collaborative style lifts pressure from his clients, and his client’s often achieve more positive and financially attractive outcomes, and within agreed budgets.  

Don’t just take our word for it. You can read what Will’s senior executive clients have said themselves on the testimonials page. 

Examples of Will’s recent work for senior executives and director clients:


Acting for city banker in high value disability discrimination claim against one of the UK’s largest retail banks.


Acting for leader of large electrical goods manufacturer, turning over in excess of £1bn, in connection with a whistle blowing dispute.


Acting for CEO of FCA regulated business in connection with constructive unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal claims.


Advising and representing CEO on exit from a £10bn turnover construction business, negotiating and concluding £seven-figure settlement terms.


Advising and representing CEO on exit from a national domestic heating and plumbing services business, negotiating and concluding settlement terms.


Acting for entire executive team on exit from multinational fintech business, concluding five £seven-figure exit packages within five days.


Senior Executive and Director Clients

Adeline Willis, 2022

“Will has been my lawyer for nearly two years, helping me fight the second largest battle of my life (Cancer being the first, unfair dismissal and disability discrimination the second). During this time Will has not just been my lawyer, but also my advisor, friend and advocate. He is professional, knowledgeable and extremely hard working – there have been many long nights and weekends on my case!

I would highly recommend Will for all aspects of employment law – he will go the extra mile for you without hesitation.”

Worldwide E-Commerce Manager

“My experience of working with Will and gaining his professional opinion, was during a very challenging and difficult period. 

His knowledge, experience, confidence and professional manner made a difficult period much easier to navigate.  

He always has the clients interests as his main focus, and gives balanced well thought through opinion and advice. All the work was delivered on time on budget, and I was always fully updated, this gave me huge reassurance throughout his engagement. 

I would highly recommend Will for his work ethic and professional approach.” 

Chief Executive Officer, £40m+ turnover business

“Will is a highly experienced and specialist employment lawyer. I first instructed Will to provide advice on employment matters at a time when I was not satisfied with the advice I was receiving from another law firm. 

Will immediately identified the legal issues with the case that really mattered. He also gave real-time practical advice that proved critical in helping secure a vastly improved outcome. 

I have instructed Will more than once and I have also recommended Will to my personal contacts more than once, (who were also pleased with the Will’s service and their outcomes). 

I will happily refer Will again to others who need expert employment law advice or representation.” 

Chief Executive £1bn + t/o construction business

“I would strongly recommend Will Clayton for his employment relations legal expertise. 

His calm, assured manner and meticulous attention to detail made what could have been a very stressful situation smooth and under control.” 


Will was absolutely brilliant. He gave us measured, practical advice on an urgent employment matter. He negotiated deftly with a recalcitrant opposition and achieved a great result against the odds. He is unflappable and tenacious. I would wholeheartedly recommend him. 

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