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Will Bates

Thursday, May-19, 2022

Will Bates

Senior Associate

Will is a Solicitor working in the Commercial Litigation team.

Will has experience in a wide range of Commercial Litigation matters, including disputes in sport, property, contract, IP and construction. Will also has experience in debt recovery, professional negligence claims, contentious probate, harassment, defamation and insolvency (individual and corporate) matters.

Will has been regularly involved in a wide variety of football disputes, acting for football clubs and both for and against football leagues and County FAs.

Will always attempts to understand the bigger picture as soon as he is instructed and keep this in mind throughout the matter. This is to ensure he offers pragmatic advice, which focuses on the key points and anticipates potential issues.

Will’s advice always includes consideration of whether alternative dispute resolution is suitable and Will has experience of assisting clients through mediation.

Will assists the Head of Commercial Litigation services at McCormicks, Philip Edmondson, in acting for a broad range of clients, including: insurers, national and international corporates, entrepreneurs, large family estates, insolvency practitioners (and those facing claims by them), charities, the Premier League, Leeds United FC, Harrogate Town FC, the Ryman League and a number of other sporting bodies and clubs.

Will also acts for the Solicitors Indemnity Fund, advising them on recovery cases involving solicitors' negligence claims and run-off matters.

Contact Details

01423 530630

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