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Tom Williams

Legal Director


Why choose me

In any dispute, I believe that finding real world solutions to your legal problems is key – with this in mind, I help you get on with what you do best. I know that nobody wants to be involved in a dispute, let alone court proceedings, so I find a way to solve the issue in a way that saves time and money.

I won’t tell you what you want to hear but what you need to hear, giving frank and realistic advice. This approach has served me and my clients well, and I settle as many cases as possible out of court. I enjoy the variety that comes with litigation, and I help people of all kinds, recently having worked with buyers and sellers of high-value businesses, victims of defamation or harassment, executors of estates, property owners and manufacturers.

I love to learn, and as a dispute resolution lawyer, I get the chance to discover something new every day, whether that’s a legal development or an aspect of a client’s business I would never have known about otherwise. This passion for learning spills over to home, and I’m fascinated in ancient Greek and Roman history, inspired by my classics studies at university.

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In any dispute, I believe that finding real world solutions to your legal problems is key – with this in mind, I help you get on with what you do best. I know that nobody wants to be involved in a dispute, let alone court proceedings, so I find a way to solve the issue in a way that saves time and money.

I won’t tell you what you want to hear but what you need to hear, giving frank and realistic advice. This approach has served me and my clients well, and I settle as many cases as possible out of court. I enjoy the variety that comes with litigation, and I help people of all kinds, recently having worked with buyers and sellers of high-value businesses, victims of defamation or harassment, executors of estates, property owners and manufacturers.

I love to learn, and as a dispute resolution lawyer, I get the chance to discover something new every day, whether that’s a legal development or an aspect of a client’s business I would never have known about otherwise. This passion for learning spills over to home, and I’m fascinated in ancient Greek and Roman history, inspired by my classics studies at university.

Legal tips video

Questions my clients ask me

In some cases, there is an urgent need to issue proceedings (for example, if we need to obtain an injunction preventing someone from doing something). However, court proceedings should be seen as a last resort. In almost all cases, we should set out the details of the dispute and seek to resolve it out of court if possible.

In certain circumstances, but a full recovery is unusual. Most cases settle before trial and costs are often a key area of compromise. Litigation is rarely “cost neutral”, which is one of the reasons why early settlement is generally preferable.

At the outset, there are usually too many unknown factors to give anything but an indication of the final costs, but I will give a budget for the initial steps and stick to it.

Read what my clients say about me

Thank you to Tom Matthews, one of the most responsive and knowledgeable solicitors.

Dean Cripps Client Testimonial

Tom Williams at HCR Law successfully contested the contract and negotiated an excellent outcome.

Client testimonial Dispute Resolution

Elizabeth Beatty and Tom Williams are calm, experienced and commercially astute.

Legal 500 – Elizabeth Beatty and Tom Williams

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