William Paris is an associate in the Commercial Litigation group and has experience across a range of domestic and cross-border disputes in different sectors that involve trusts and breaches of fiduciary duties, partnership issues, contracts, contentious insolvency, and claims involving misrepresentation, breach of confidence, contribution and professional negligence.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Paris was a practising commercial barrister and tenant at one of the largest chambers in the country where he had a busy practice undertaking all stages of conducting cases. He undertook advocacy in court in a range of matters, including as sole counsel in interlocutory applications, trials and appeals. His experience includes the reported case of Rose v Creativityetc Ltd. [2019] EWHC 1043 (Ch) (led).

Mr. Paris had also served as a judicial assistant at the Court of Appeal for the Rt Hon Lord Justice David Richards and at the High Court (Chancery Division) for Mr. Justice Hildyard.

During university, Mr. Paris was a Grand Champion of the London Universities Moot Shield (LUMS) and the 1st Duke University/Queen Mary University Transatlantic Essay Competition winner (judged by Mr. Justice Knowles). He also was awarded an Exhibition Award by the Honourable Society of Inner Temple to study the Bar Professional Training Course and selected to represent Inner Temple at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna.


  • LL.B., Queen Mary University of London, with honors
  • LL.M., Banking and Finance Law, Queen Mary University of London, Distinction
  • England and Wales

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