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B P Collins LLP

COLLINS HOUSE, 32-38 STATION ROAD, GERRARDS CROSS, SL9 8EL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01753 889995
Fax:
Fax 01753 889851
DX:
40256 GERRARDS CROSS
Email:
Web:
www.bpcollins.co.uk
Gerrards Cross, London

Craig Williams

Tel:
Work 01753 279037
Email:
Web:
www.bpcollins.co.uk/people/profile/craig-williams
B P Collins LLP

Work Department

Litigation and dispute resolution.

Position

Craig is a commercial litigator with particular experience in contractual disputes and all areas of corporate divorce, involving shareholder and director disputes. Craig’s main focus of work is in the environmental, waste management and pharmaceutical sectors and he is the principle and trusted litigation contact for a number of the firm’s key corporate clients. Craig also deals with private client litigation, with a particular emphasis on contentious trusts and inheritance disputes. He has a successful track record at court, with a number of reported decisions in both the commercial and contentious inheritance arenas, including: Fairfax Gerrard Holdings Ltd v Zargaran [2003] EWHC 3017 QBD, one of the leading cases on interpleader proceedings; Shah v Joshi [2008] EWHC 1766 (ch), where a will was successfully contested on the basis that it was a forgery. Craig is an experienced mediation advocate and has successfully settled a variety of commercial and private client disputes within a broad range of ADR mechanisms.

Career

Trainee solicitor 2001-03: qualified 2003; associate 2003-08; senior associate 2008-10; partner 2010-to date. All at B P Collins.

Member

Law Society.

Education

Warwick University.

Leisure

Rock climbing, mountaineering, football.


South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Within: Leading individuals

Craig Williams - B P Collins LLP

Within: Commercial litigation: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

The commercial litigation team at B P Collins LLP is best known for its expertise in the environment, waste management, technology and pharmaceutical sectors. The practice specialises in commercial contract disputes, regulatory work, director and shareholder litigation, defamation, intellectual property and professional negligence. Matthew Brandis is the practice head. Craig Williams, senior associate Simon Carroll and associate Rajiv Malhotra are also recommended.

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South East: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Leading individuals

Craig Williams - B P Collins LLP

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

B P Collins LLP's team is praised by one client for being 'thorough, tenacious (but pragmatic) and always client-focused'. Team head Craig Williams focuses on contentious trusts work and inheritance disputes for high net-worth individuals. Its work includes Inheritance Act claims, will validity disputes and matters concerning the administration of trusts and estates. The group also has a niche specialism in litigation concerning genealogists' 'finders fees'. Matthew Brandis is another name to note.

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