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David Williams


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"The 'excellent' David Williams is well versed in a broad range of commercial disputes both nationally and internationally. He is described by those in the market as a 'key player'." (Chambers UK 2017)

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David, a partner in the commercial dispute resolution and litigation team, is a well known and highly regarded litigator, noted for his tenacity in problem solving and his commitment to clients. David has expertise across a wide range of corporate and commercial disputes, both domestic and international, and related regulatory issues. He has worked with listed and privately owned businesses as well as public bodies.  

David is named as a recommended individual by Chambers Guide 2017 and has been for many years.

If you have a question for David please drop him an email - david.williams@clarionsolicitors.com

“My extensive experience over many years includes disputes relating to joint ventures, corporate acquisitions, shareholder and investor disputes, related insolvency issues, projects, information technology, infrastructure, business interruption, support services, injunctive claims, fraud, supply chain issues, product defects and recalls, bribery and corruption. I am a CEDR and ADR Group accredited mediator. My expertise includes international and domestic litigation and arbitration, and expert determination, and includes overseas project and investment disputes, particularly in Africa.

“I have acted for clients in disputes across a variety of industry sectors including aerospace, automotive, consumer products and services, electronics, energy, engineering, financial services, food and drink, information technology, insurance, life sciences, oil, retail, and telecoms.

“My focus is always to manage the risk of disputes, to avoid them arising in the first place, and if they do arise to minimise the risk of them escalating unnecessarily.  I do this by quickly getting to the heart of the issues which really matter, both commercially and legally, and by finding practical and pragmatic solutions, coupled with control and direction.

“When a dispute does escalate, the aim is to address the issues in such a way as to maximise the opportunities to achieve the best possible outcome at the optimal point in time, both quickly and in a cost effective way, whether by way of a settlement, or at trial, or arbitration hearing.”

Career Path

1985 - Booth & Co (now Addleshaw Goddard) - Solicitor
1988 - Hammonds (now Squire Patton Boggs) - Solicitor
1991 - Hammonds - Partner
2010 - Walker Morris - Partner
2017 - Joined Clarion as Partner

Lauded for his solid and confident manner in dealing with clients,"as well as hisĀ "proactive and commercial approach, good communications and strong time management.

Chambers UK 2019

David is technically knowledgeable and easy to work with. He attracts praise for being commercially astute and for providing business-focused commercial advice.

Chambers UK 2018

David Williams is known to be 'superb in tricky situations requiring an astute touch and tact, and he is very strong on tactical advice.' Clients add that he is 'pragmatic and commercial, and gives advice businesses can understand - a great sounding board.' He handles disputes across a wide range of industries.

Chambers UK