William Charrington

Senior Associate

William Charrington

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William joined Farrer & Co as a trainee in September 2007 and qualified as a solicitor in September 2009


St Hugh's College, University of Oxford and BPP Professional Education, London


London Solicitors Litigation Association; British Italian Law Association

William Charrington is pragmatic and diligent, and he’s one to watch.

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William advises corporate clients, institutions and individuals on a wide range of contentious matters. His practice includes disputes arising out of commercial contracts, civil fraud, professional negligence and judicial review. He has experience of all stages of the litigation process from initial pre-action advice up to trial, and of alternative forms of dispute resolution such as mediation and arbitration.

William has particular experience of acting in complex civil fraud disputes relating to banking. He advises on applications for interim relief including freezing and asset disclosure orders. His broad practice also includes advising clients on art related disputes and inquest proceedings.


Reported cases:

  • GB Minerals Holdings Ltd v Short [2015] EWHC 1387 (TCC)
  • GBM Minerals Engineering Consultants Ltd V GB Minerals Holdings Ltd [2015] EWHC 3091 (TCC)
  • Joint Stock Company Ukrisbank v Polyakov [2014] EWHC 4292 (Comm)
  • Otkritie v Urumov & Ors [2014] EWHC 191 (Comm)
  • Chilab v King’s College London [2013] EWCA Civ 147


Who we help

William is a member of the Higher Education Group. He acts for Higher Education Institutions in contractual disputes and has advised on a wide range of students matters including disputes relating to university regulations, admissions and student complaints (both internal and to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator).

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