Bill has been involved in commercial and insurance litigation since the early 1980s. He is renowned among clients for his “exceptional technical expertise and knowledge of the market” and is “known for his product liability expertise” and is well regarded as a"long-standing casualty defender in the Scottish market" (Chambers UK)
Bill has considerable experience of high value claims both in the UK and abroad. In particular, he has carved out a strong reputation in multi-jurisdictional disputes. He is the firm’s principal adviser on claims with multi-jurisdictional or conflict of laws issues and has dealt with claims in Africa, the Middle East, Western and Eastern Europe and the USA.
On the claims side, he focuses on major property, contractual and financial losses. He has dealt with numerous fatal claims, conducting both Fatal Accident Inquiries and the related civil claims, including claims with multiple fatalities and catastrophic injuries.
Bill is a recognised expert in relation to policy issues, including avoidance where fraud is involved. He is praised for his ability to see to the heart of the issue and to provide highly effective advice which enables him to drive claims to a satisfactory resolution. Chambers UK describe Bill as “tremendous” and explain his popularity with clients being down to his “engaging, wise and helpful approach.”
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