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William Moffett

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Profile: Commercial Disputes

Experience and Expertise

William has handled a variety of commercial work both advising and in litigation, across a wide range of contractual disputes in the Chancery and Queen’s Bench Divisions as well as the County Courts, Commercial Court and the Court of Appeal.

William has acted for a range of clients from well-known banks and life assurance companies to large and small business involved in trade, manufacture and retail. He has particular experience of the sale of goods and supply of services, contracts of agency (estate agencies, recruitment agencies and financial consultancies), franchise agreements, seeking and resisting injunctive relief in cases concerning covenants in restraint of trade and misuse of confidential information, contracts of guarantee (enforceability and construction of terms), civil fraud, bailment and conversion, debt recovery and restitutionary remedies.

William has developed an expertise in disputes relating to contracts vitiated by mistake and in claims relating to actionable misdescription of goods, including innocent, negligent or fraudulent misrepresentations at common law and actions under the Misrepresentation Act 1967.

William has been complimented for his ability to work quickly in cases of urgency, seeking interlocutory relief where a client’s commercial interests require it, and has considerable experience of seeking and resisting applications for freezing orders.



William is recommended for Traditional Chancery and Real Estate Litigation by Chambers UK and for Commercial Litigation, Professional Negligence and Property Litigation by The Legal 500. Recent directory editorial includes:


Cases and Work of Note

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William Moffett
“William Moffett is a truly outstanding trial advocate who is very reliable and always delivers when he says he will.”

The Legal 500