Initiative to help fraud victims is step in the right direction
Legal 500, 2020
William is a partner in Kingsley Napley’s Dispute Resolution team, based in London. He deals mainly with civil fraud litigation and asset recovery. He has been listed as a Thought Leader in Asset Recovery in the Who's Who Legal Global Investigations Review 2020.
William has specialised in commercial litigation with a particular focus on civil fraud actions since he qualified. He has extensive and wide-ranging litigation experience, having acted in cases involving contractual disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust, and insolvency-related litigation. He is listed in the global directory “Who’s Who of Asset Recovery”, and is ranked in Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500.
William has acted in many international fraud cases throughout his career, involving the recovery of assets concealed in offshore jurisdictions. He is highly experienced in using freezing injunctions, search orders and disclosure orders in international fraud investigations. He acts as a supervising solicitor in the execution of search orders.
William's main areas of expertise are civil fraud (often involving multiple jurisdictions), internal fraud investigations, general commercial litigation, (including shareholder disputes) and contentious and fraud related insolvency litigation.
"...a "very sensible and experienced" practitioner with "a very cerebral approach.” He has a busy fraud and asset-tracing practice which includes advice on matters with an international element..."
Chambers UK, 2016
"regarded as an 'established, polished figure' in the field"
Chambers UK, 2014
"William Christopher is praised for his ‘creative and tenacious' approach"
Legal 500, 2014
William writes extensively for publications such as the New Law Journal and regularly contributes to the Global Investigation Review.
Listed as a Thought Leader in Asset Recovery
Who's Who Legal: Thought Leaders - GIR 2020
gains recognition for his first class practice and is commended for his expertise in fraud matters
Who's Who Legal: Investigations 2020
appropriately aggressive, not standing for nonsense from opponents, but never overstepping the mark. Excellent at managing his own clients and their expectations, so that they know what is achievable, which he then delivers with complete confidence. Builds the right team for a case and ensures the right person in the team (both solicitors and counsel) is deployed on the right task"
Legal 500, 2020
He is tenacious, whether in attack or defence, but that is coupled with a charm that allows a meeting of minds for settlement."
Chambers and Partners UK, 2019
sensible, clever and responsive"
Legal 500, 2019
able to explain very complex issues of common law and make tactical judgement calls for foreign clients."
Chambers and Partners UK, 2018
very sensible" and "very personable" lawyer who has "a very creative mind" and "thinks cleverly about cases."
Chambers and Partners UK, 2017
a good strategic thinker and tenacious operator”
Who’s Who Legal Guide to Asset Recovery, 2017
recommended for contractual disputes and insolvency-related issues"
Legal 500, 2017
extremely quick, decisive and sensible"
Legal 500, 2017
...a 'very sensible and experienced" practitioner with "a very cerebral approach.' He has a busy fraud and asset-tracing practice which includes advice on matters with an international element..."
Chambers and Partners UK, 2016
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