William Granger, Partner
William advises on all aspects of employment, executive and LLP law.
SummaryWilliam advises on all aspects of employment, executive and LLP law, including creative contract and remuneration drafting, relationship and change management problem solving, leadership issues, dispute resolution and all forms of litigation and the rising importance of the people dimension to commercial transactions. His clients include employers, senior executives, interest groups, teams, boards, shareholders and investors nationally and internationally. He has a particular focus on the executive level of business and organisations and is noted for his understanding of people businesses, highly sensitive issues and governance. He has particular experience in financial services, private wealth, marketing services, leisure sectors and in acting for LLPs. He specialises in advising on team moves, boardroom disputes, director liabilities, bonus, incentive and profit share issues. He is especially valued for his advice on the more sensitive, complex, high profile or newsworthy issues, including leadership support, crisis communications, discrimination, unfair prejudice and whistleblowing.
William’s approach includes offering multi-disciplinary, rapport-based, empathetic solutions expressed in the client’s language and in the context of their needs. He focuses on values as much as value. He applies reputation, confidentiality and crisis management skills and an awareness that all business issues have a personal dimension.
William is admitted to practise in England and Wales.
- Advised a private equity client setting up a new LLP with an unusual structure and ownership designed on attracting the highest levels of senior talent, without litigation, accelerating the speed of start-up and return on investment
- Advised on a successful injunction for a global marketing group against rogue director diverting proprietary information
- Advised a high profile private investment office on sensitive management, partnership, governance and relationship issues around restructuring
- Advised on a seven figure settlement of executive stress and whistleblowing claim for leader of listed multinational who suffered a career ending breakdown arising from attempts to stand up to alleged false accounting practices
- Advised asset managers on reputation protection and crisis communications over regulatory investigations, team moves, harassment and whistleblowing
News & Insights
SMCR extension to all FCA firms
The SMCR took effect for banks in March 2016 and will be extended to the remaining FCA firms by the end of 2018.
Continued focus on culture change in financial services
The FCA, Bank of England, Banking Standards Board and Government continue to focus changing financial services culture.