Expertise

Will is a Partner and Head of Corporate Governance at Addleshaw Goddard.

Will focuses and is a regular speaker on corporate governance, corporate compliance and listed company issues. He runs AG's Governance & Compliance (G&C) offering and, as such, spends a large proportion of his time providing governance and compliance training for, and advice to, directors, general counsel and company secretaries of listed, quoted and larger private companies. Will has undertaken various secondments, including as the acting company secretary of a FTSE-listed telecommunications company and to the UK Listing Authority.

He has contributed to several books including The Financial Services and Markets Act - A Practical Legal Guide (Sweet & Maxwell) and The Business Case for Corporate Governance (Cambridge University Press), as well as writing A Directors' Guide to The Companies Act 2006 in conjunction with the Confederation of British Industry. He is also the co-author of our market-leading Company Secretary’s Checklist – The annual report of a listed company.

Testimonials

"Will is a star performer at board level. He brings an ease of understanding to the governance story, whilst remaining exceptionally clear on the requirements. He delivers context, examples and balance...and has a knowledgeable, approachable, effective and proportionate voice to address concerns about the large governance burden, without devaluing the importance of the message. If Will is indicative of the firm, it shows what the firm can do at the highest level."
A FTSE 250 general counsel and company secretary