William Christopher > Kingsley Napley LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Kingsley Napley LLP
KNIGHTS QUARTER
14 ST JOHN'S LANE
LONDON
EC1M 4AJ
England

Living Wage

Work Department

Dispute Resolution

Position

William is a partner in Kingsley Napley’s Dispute Resolution team, based in London. He deals mainly with civil fraud litigation and asset recovery.

William has acted in many international fraud cases throughout his career, involving the recovery of assets concealed in offshore jurisdictions. He is highly experienced in using freezing injunctions, search orders and disclosure orders in international fraud investigations. He acts as a supervising solicitor in the execution of search orders.

William acts for foreign governments,HNW individuals, corporates, and trustees both corporate and individuals.

William’s main areas of expertise include:
• Civil fraud (often involving multiple jurisdictions)
• Internal fraud investigations
• General commercial litigation (including shareholder disputes)
• Contentious and fraud related insolvency litigation

William writes extensively for external publications including the Global Investigation Review.He was also a contributing author to Lexology’s Getting the Deal Through 2020 – Asset Recovery.

Career

PCB Litigation (Partner from 2003) 1998 – 2004
Reid Minty (Partner) 2004 – 2008
McGrigors (Partner) 2008 – 2012
Pinset Masons (Partner) 2012 – 2015
Kingsley Napley (Partner) 2015 – Current

Memberships

William is a member of the Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association, the Fraud Lawyers Association, the London Solicitors Litigation Association and the Victims of Crime Association of Lawyers,a European-wide association of which he is a founding member.

Education

University of Exeter (1991 – 1994)

Leisure

William lives in North London with his wife and two daughters. In his spare time he writes and produces music and DJs.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil

Kingsley Napley LLP specialises in litigation and investigations involving civil fraud and white-collar crime, including cross-border cases. Richard Foss, who leads the dispute resolution practice, has particular expertise in financial services and banking disputes, often involving civil fraud. Sue Thackeray specialises in civil fraud, including complex cross-border cases involving parallel criminal or regulatory proceedings. William Christopher focuses on commercial litigation, including civil fraud claims.

London > Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail

The ‘lean and efficient‘ banking litigation team at Kingsley Napley LLP acts for individuals and corporate entities making claims against banks, financial advisers and other investment bodies. The group has particular expertise in investor and misselling claims and fraudulent misrepresentation litigation. Practice head Richard Foss has a breadth of experience in misselling claims,  while Sue Thackeray specialises in multi-jurisdictional matters, often involving criminal, restraint or regulatory proceedings. Civil fraud and asset recover expert William Christopher ‘has great strategic instincts‘ while Jemma Brimblecombe  is ‘excellent’.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

Kingsley Napley LLP ‘has strength in depth, with very good collaboration between departments in cases that straddle different legal disciplines‘. The practice consistently attracts big-ticket, complex litigation, with clients benefiting from its in-house capability in relation to criminal law, regulatory issues, and media and reputation management. The firm also fields experts in related areas such as civil fraud, professional negligence, insolvency, banking and trusts. With over 25 years’ experience, Richard Foss leads the dispute resolution practice, and has particular expertise in financial services and banking disputes. The team further showcases commercial litigation specialists Ryan Mowat, Sue Thackeray, William Christopher and Fiona Simpson. Mary Young was made partner.