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William Christopher

William is a Partner at Pinsent Masons LLP who specialises in commercial litigation. He has wide ranging experience, having acted in cases involving contractual disputes, fraudulent misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust, professional negligence, property disputes, including those between landlord and tenant, and insolvency related litigation.


Described by Legal 500 2012 as "astute", his main areas of expertise are general commercial litigation, civil fraud, and contentious and fraud related insolvency litigation. William also advises clients in relation to their fraud prevention policies and procedures. He is a member of the Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association and the Fraud Advisory Panel.


William leads the Civil Fraud Team at Pinsent Masons, which is described by Chambers 2013 as having "a good understanding of the law, a realistic view of the merits and pressures of this type of litigation, a good relationship with the client, and an ability to undertake a great deal of work in a short period."
William has acted in many international fraud cases during his career, including cases involving the misappropriation of trust monies by a trustee, the making of secret profits by employees of an oil refinery, and allegations of bribes being taken by a UN official.


He is a regular contributor to the New Law Journal and other publications, and speaks at international conferences on fraud related matters. He is recommended in the International Who's Who of Asset Recovery Lawyers, Legal 500 and Chambers.

 

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