William Downing

William Downing


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What can William do for you?

William is a specialist employment and HR solicitor with over 24 years of experience and jointly heads up our Oxford office. His expertise involves employees, workers, trustees, fellows and Board Members and is based around business protection and practical resolution of difficult or contentious situations for organisations. He also has considerable experience undertaking complex investigations and representing his clients in the courts. William will draft practical and useful documentation for all manner of staff matters.

Supporting my clients' ambitions

Most clients wish to have practical advice on the commercial options and way forward. William knows that you need to understand the commercial issues in order to advise on the best approach. As a firm, we do not believe in a one size fits all approach. What is right for one client is not right for another. William has a recognised skill at using his intellect and knowledge of his clients to provide clear and straightforward advice. And he particularly enjoys helping to draft the correspondence and agreements which implement the agreed way forward.

What do others say?

"William is a pleasure to work with and provides excellent, knowledgeable advice"

"William is extremely accommodating and has supported us with extremely sensitive advice and guidance" (Chambers 2022)

What else should you know?

Drawing on his family's teaching background, William loves providing training and wider legal experience. This includes seminars and legal updates, speaking in schools, work experience and collaborating with Oxford Brookes University's Law School.


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