Senior Associate


William advises a wide range of clients from multinationals to small family-run business, charities of all sizes including a number of household names, unions and educational establishments, as well as private individuals on all aspects of property-related disputes but with a particular specialism in landlord and tenant work. William likes, where possible, to get involved at an early stage to advise on preventative measures to avoid litigation. 

Examples of recent work

  • Acting for a national registered social landlord in relation to a number of appeals to the High Court
  • Acting on behalf of an advisory body in connection with obtaining possession of a residential property let by way of a Rent Act protected tenancy
  • Advising a national charity in connection with all its landlord and tenant disputes, including dilapidations claims, claims for new leases and breach of covenant claims
  • Advising a number of the largest unions in the country in connection with all property-related disputes, including claims to equity in property, all aspects of landlord and tenant disputes and possession claims as both occupier and landlord
  • Acting on behalf of a large London academic institution in relation to all property-related disputes
  • Acting on behalf of an international religious organisation in connection with a dispute over the ownership of a UK religious centre
  • Advising a multinational corporation on the status of the break notices it served in connection with a number of leases, and subsequently negotiating a surrender of those leases
  • Acting for an individual in connection with the separation of a number of family properties and other assets

Qualifications and career

  • University of East Anglia, BA (Hons)
  • London College of Law, CPE and Legal Practice Course
  • Admitted as a solicitor, 2005
  • Solicitor at William Sturges & Co
  • Joined Bates Wells Braithwaite, 2008

Pro bono, memberships and appointments

  • Pro bono advice and discounted advice to charities and not-for-profit organisations, including referrals via Law Work for Community Group
  • Pro bono advice at South West London Law Centres