William is an English-qualified solicitor (currently non-practising) who joined Dickinson Gleeson as an Associate in 2021. He advises trustees, settlors, and beneficiaries in both contentious and non-contentious private-client work, and also undertakes commercial advisory work for directors and other fiduciaries.
Recent work has included
- acting with James Gleeson in hostile litigation for a potential beneficiary of a Jersey trust where the power to add was not exercised by the trustees contrary to the economic settlor’s wishes;
- acting with James Gleeson for professional trustees to defend challenges to a decision to execute a deed of exclusion;
- acting with James Gleeson for professional trustees to defend allegations of mismanagement of trust assets;
- advising professional trustees on the exercise of their discretion as to the scope of a beneficial class of a Jersey trust;
- rights issues within a group company structure as a means of funding;
- re-domiciling Jersey-registered companies to other jurisdictions;
- drafting settlement agreements, loan agreements, board minutes, instruments of trust, and deeds of addition and exclusion, for various directors or trustees.
William read History at Peterhouse, Cambridge, before studying Law at BPP Law School and the University of Law. He subsequently trained at Field Seymour Parkes LLP and qualified as a solicitor of England and Wales in 2020, before relocating to Jersey in 2021.
Telephone: +44 (0) 1534 737 757