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Portrait of William Wilson


William is an associate in the shipping and commercial litigation teams. He has experience advising P&I clubs, Lloyd’s underwriters, cruise lines and the yacht industry in respect of claims brought in the English Courts.

A fluent Spanish speaker, he regularly works with the Madrid office, where he spent six months on secondment as a trainee. William is also a member of the sports team and has advised leading individuals in football on claims against their former clubs in the High Court, Employment Tribunal and Managers’ Arbitration Tribunal.

He joined Thomas Cooper LLP as a trainee in September 2012 and qualified in September 2014. He also spent four months on secondment with the Shipowners’ Club.

Recent work highlights

  • Successfully applying to the Admiralty Court for a limitation of liability decree for a yachting incident which resulted in multiple personal injury claims.
  • Advising a Premier League manager on a claim against his former club.
  • Representing the former CEO of a Championship football club on a claim against his former club

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