People | Craig Williams

"A thorough, trusted and astute negotiator, who knows how to identify strengths and weaknesses of a case, as well as an excellent, thoroughly commercial tactician."

Chambers UK - The UK's Best Lawyers and Law Firms

Disputes expert

Leading individual in both independent legal directories (Chambers UK and The Legal 500), commercial litigation expert Craig Williams has an excellent reputation for solving disputes in the corporate sector. Described as a “phenomenally good solicitor”, Craig has been singled out for his “unflappability” and praise for providing “pragmatic, impartial advice”. Appointed a partner at B P Collins LLP in 2010, he specialises in resolving disputes in the factoring and trade finance, waste management and environmental sectors, where he has also acted for corporate clients on a number of regulatory matters.

Craig also shares his skills with clients in the private sector, handling a range of litigation involving wills, trusts and probate. He has a particular emphasis on contentious inheritance disputes and is a member of ACTAPS. He has built up an impressive track record at court and a vast amount of experience in dealing with litigation on the validity of testamentary documents, claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975 and disputes regarding the administration of trusts and estates.

Experience

Craig has been involved in many reported decisions in the courts. Among them is one of the leading cases on interpleader proceedings, uncovering fraudulent evidence in a trade finance dispute and, in the contentious inheritance arena, a successful challenge on the validity of a will on the basis that it was a forgery

More recently, Craig has led the team to success in High Court trials, including a defence of a claim in the waste management sector which clarified the law on accepting Part 36 offers during trial, a libel claim jurisdiction challenge under the Recast Brussels Regulations, an unfair prejudice (minority shareholder) action over an accountancy practice in the South West and a worldwide freezing injunction and claim for deferred consideration following the sale of a business. Craig is an experienced mediation advocate and is an accredited mediator with CEDR.  He has settled a variety of commercial and private client disputes using a range of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.

Outside the office

In his spare time, Craig enjoys the challenges of rock climbing and mountain walking.

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