Highly rated and experienced commercial litigator David Williams has joined Clarion from Walker Morris as a partner in its 11-strong commercial litigation and arbitration practice.

With more than 30 years’ experience, David spent 22 years as a partner at Hammonds (now Squire Patton Boggs) and has been a partner at Walker Morris since 2010.

With expertise across a wide range of commercial and corporate disputes, including regulatory issues, David is also a CEDR and ADR Group accredited mediator. His experience includes domestic and international arbitration, expert determination and adjudication. David has acted for clients in disputes both in the UK and overseas and across a variety of sectors from energy, oil, food and drink to pharmaceuticals, high tech engineering and manufacturing.

Simon Young, partner and head of the dispute resolution practice at Clarion, commented: ’With his extensive and proven track record, including significant experience in overseas litigation and arbitration, David has the necessary expertise and experience to strengthen our domestic offering and to broaden our international capability in a number of key sectors. With demand for our services continuing to grow based on our strong reputation for consistently delivering for our clients, David will play a key role in our future development.’

David adds: ‘Clarion’s ethos has service excellence at its heart, coupled with a vibrant, fresh and innovative approach which has proved extremely attractive to clients both in the UK and overseas. I am excited to be joining such a dynamic firm whose commitment to providing highly responsive and commercially focussed legal support to clients fits so closely with my own values.’