William is a senior solicitor specialising in the conduct of complex commercial litigation.
He advises clients on a wide range of commercial disputes, involving property, competition, tax, construction, and international law aspects.
William began his career as a judges’ clerk at the Auckland High Court. He has appeared in the High Court, District Court and in alternative dispute resolution forums and has helped clients obtain urgent injunctive relief.
He recently returned to Chapman Tripp after completing postgraduate study at New York University, focusing on complex and international litigation.
- advised Kawarau Village Holdings Limited on its defence of a trespass claim based on the presence of underground retaining structures
- acted for a major trading bank in its defence of claims relating to the alleged misselling of financial products
- advised James Hardie New Zealand on a significant weathertightness claim
- advised several clients in relation to construction contracts disputes involving major infrastructure projects, and
- advised clients on competition and consumer law issues.