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Radcliffe Chambers
Radcliffe Chambers


Barrister specialising in Chancery and commercial litigation including contentious wills and trusts, real property and professional negligence.


Called 2000; Gray’s Inn.


Chancery Bar Association.


Radley College; Selwyn College, Cambridge (MA (Hons) 1st).


Sport, literature.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

William MoffettRadcliffe ChambersHe has an excellent level of technical knowledge and an eye for the detail. He ets out advice clearly and concisely and is very good on tactical considerations throughout.

London Bar > Property litigation

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

William MoffettRadcliffe ChambersThe standard of his writing is superb; be it an opinion or court documents they are capable of clearly and elegantly setting out at a position. His representation in court is of a similar standard. He is excellent with clients, able to easily explain even arcane and complex legal concepts. All of the above is backed up by a forensic understanding of the law and attention to detail; his control of the case is second-to-none.

Real estate litigation is a core focus for Radcliffe Chambers, with members appearing in significant disputes up to Court of Appeal and Supreme Court level, including landlord and tenant litigation, property tax disputes, planning permissions, and commercial property litigation. Instructions are sourced from solicitors alongside a growing number of direct industry instructions. Kate Selway QC regularly acts for government bodies, and offers particular expertise in tax relating to property transactions, representing HMRC in a number of SDLT cases. Edward Hicks represented Morshead Mansions, a tenant-owned landlord company, in a dispute with one of its shareholder-tenants. Howard Smith is a recognised expert on party wall cases, and is heavily involved in cases relating to the 1996 Party Wall Act, successfully representing defendants in an appeal relating to adjoining owner’s liability to contribute to repairs of a defective party wall. Nathan Wells appeared before the Court of Appeal in Borwick Development Solutions Ltd v Clear Water Fisheries Ltd, a case including the analysis of historic English and Roman law in exploring the issue of proprietary rights to live fish. .William Moffett‘s standout involvement is the Bath Rugby case, a dispute concerning the enforceability of a restrictive covenant of 1922 which would prevent the redevelopment of The Recreation Ground stadium.

London Bar > Private client: trusts and probate

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

William MoffettRadcliffe ChambersExcellent level of technical knowledgeable and an eye for the detail. Sets out advice clearly and concisely. Very good on tactical considerations throughout.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

William MoffettRadcliffe ChambersAn excellent advocate with a killer instinct to win. Great with clients and makes them feel at ease.