Bill Molloy > Shoosmiths LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Shoosmiths LLP
No 1 Bow Churchyard

Work Department

Partner, Commercial


Bill advises in respect of outsourcing, large scale technology procurements, telecommunications; software development projects and intellectual property both contentious and non-contentious in the life sciences, media and communication sectors.

Bill also specialises in heavyweight and high profile commercial dispute resolution and arbitration under the auspices of most of the institutional rules. He has extensive experience of resolving high value and complex commercial disputes often with a multi-jurisdictional remit for TMT, engineering, banking/finance and life science clients. He frequently advises on breaches of contract, termination rights, damages and injunctive relief.

Bill is also recommended in the Legal 500 and was a contributor to “Outsourcing Transactions – A Practical Guide”.


Bill has been a Partner since 2004 in both national and international law firms and most recently was Head of Technology and Commercial leading a multi-disciplinary team at international law firm Fasken Martineau LLP.


Bill is a member the Society of Computers and Law (“SCL”) and a committee member on the National IT Disputes Committee at the SCL. Bill also sits on the Technology and Construction Court Users Committee headed up by the High Court Judges, Mr Justice Ramsay and Mr Justice Akenhead.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

(Leading individuals)

Bill Molloy – Shoosmiths LLP

Fielding ‘an excellent team with terrific strength in depth‘, Shoosmiths LLP undertakes large numbers of major commercial disputes. Examples include shareholder conflicts, contract breaches, negligence, and fraud and misrepresentation matters. The practice is also experienced in breaches of warranty claims following M&A transactions. Bill Molloy acts in disputes concerning outsourcing, large-scale procurements, shareholder conflicts, and commercial issues, which frequently comprise multi-jurisdictional elements; Susie Wakefield handles a range of commercial disputes, in addition to leading the commercial insurance team; Daren Allen is an expert in fraud, bribery, corruption, and money laundering; and Elliot Bishop is ‘a standout lawyer‘. At associate level, principal Matthew MacLachlan leads the firm’s contentious privacy offering, and senior John Shirley-Rakhra maintains a broad disputes practice. During 2022, banking and finance litigation partner Andrew Bowden-Brown was hired from Francis Wilks & Jones, while former partner Philip Tansley joined Osborne Clarke LLP.