Will Sefton > RPC > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

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Insurance and reinsurance.


Will Sefton specialises in defending professionals and company directors, and advising liability insurers on policy coverage.

Will and his team act for directors facing the full range of claims, including from liquidators/administrators and investors and those involved in unfair prejudice proceedings. He advises a number of the major D&O insurers on coverage issues on both commercial and financial institution risks.

Will also defends a range of professionals, in particular lawyers and brokers. In this field, Will has experience of defending claims against firms of all sizes, from international to local, from multi-million pound group litigation in the High Court to sub-£50k claims.

Will qualified in 2002 at Clifford Chance and became a partner at CMS Cameron McKenna LLP in 2011. He was one of the founding partners of the RPC Bristol office in January 2012.


Trained Clifford Chance; qualified 2002; partner CMS Cameron McKenna 2011; partner RPC 2012.


Hanley Castle High School; University of Leeds BA (Hons); University of the West of England (LPC).


Mountain biking; cricket; football.

Lawyer Rankings

South West > Insurance > Professional negligence

RPC‘s sizeable professional negligence practice offers wide-ranging expertise in this space, acting for professionals in the legal, financial services and construction sectors as well as for insurance brokers. The team is also adept at handling directors and officers claims. The practice counts many of the most prominent PI insurers in the market amongst its clients, and also receives direct instructions from professional firms. Rhian Howell leads the Bristol office and has many years of experience acting in the defence of barristers and solicitors. Will Sefton is also active in representing legal professionals and also handles prominent cases involving directors, and Ben Goodier leads much of the team’s work in the construction industry. Rachael Healey and Robert Morris are the key names to note in cases related to financial services, with Healey particularly focused on the pensions industry. David Allison and Kirstie Pike were promoted to the partnership in May 2021.