William Day > Chambers of Ewan McQuater KC and Adrian Beltrami KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Ewan McQuater KC and Adrian Beltrami KC
3 Verulam Buildings
GRAY'S INN
LONDON
WC1R 5NT
England
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Position

William Day is a versatile advocate with a busy practice spanning all aspects of commercial litigation and arbitration. He has particular experience in commercial fraud cases, banking and finance disputes, and company law and insolvency matters. He has also acted on a number of cases raising difficult jurisdiction and choice of law issues.

William is frequently instructed in high-profile and complex litigation, including the £1.3bn Eclipse litigation against HSBC; the Stonegate Pub Company £850m Covid-19 business interruption insurance claim; the $80m Petroleos de Venezuela US sanctions litigation; the £150m Jaeger claim against Lloyds Bank; and Brake v Chedington, long-running insolvency litigation to be heard by the Supreme Court in 2022.

Career

Called 2016 (Inner Temple); also Fellow in Law, Downing College, Cambridge; formerly solicitor at Allen & Overy

Memberships

COMBAR; ChBA; Society of Legal Scholars

Education

BA (Dunelm); MA (Cantab); BCL (Oxon)

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Insolvency

(Rising stars)Ranked: Tier 1

William Day3 Verulam Buildings ‘William is extremely responsive, sharp and approachable. He has an incisive mind and delivers straight-forward advice.’

London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

(Rising stars)Ranked: Tier 1

William Day3 Verulam Buildings ‘Will is an absolute superstar. Incredibly bright and clearly destined for big things at the Bar. He is very responsive, absolute pleasure to deal with and brilliant with clients.’

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Rising stars)Ranked: Tier 1

William Day3 Verulam Buildings ‘Will is indisputably a future star of the Bar. He is unsurprisingly, given his academic pursuits, ferociously clever and the hardest working junior I have ever instructed.’