William is a partner in Kirkland’s London Intellectual Property Team. His practice focusses on complex patent litigation and strategy in the telecommunications, electronics and life sciences areas.

He advises on patents in a broad range of technologies, but has recent experience with complex patent cases in the automotive, vaccines, high-tech mechanical engineering, robotics and telecoms sectors. He has advised on some of the most complex patent cases in the UK courts in both the life sciences and technology areas and involving diverse legal issues including entitlement issues and questions of ownership following an IP holder’s insolvency. He has significant experience in media and telecommunications matters involving competition, FRAND and SEP issues.

The majority of William’s cases are before the UK High Court but involve harmonization with parallel proceedings in Europe (including in the EPO), the US and Asia. He has also acted for clients in confidential arbitrations and mediations. His commercial work involves advising clients in a diverse range of industries.

William was recognised as a Rising Star in IP by Managing Intellectual Property (2021).



Rising Star in IP (2021), Managing Intellectual Property

Memberships & Affiliations

Licensing Executives Society


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2008, Admitted to practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales


  • English
  • French


  • University of OxfordPostgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice2011
  • The University of Law, GuildfordGraduate Diploma in LawCommendation2006
  • University of NottinghamB.Sc., Physics with a European Language2003