WILLIAM DAWSON

FARRER & CO

Category
Employment Lawyers
Company Size
UK

An intellectually curious individual who thrives on ‘difficult and sensitive people issues’, William Dawson advises HNWs, big-name firms, senior leaders and their high-flying employees on ‘anything complex’ — from ‘tricky’ discrimination claims to whistleblowers. He also acts on regulatory issues, contracts, team hires and restraint-of-trade matters, with an emphasis on reputational risk, both in the City and beyond. ‘I probably use a bit more psychology than others,’ he reveals. ‘It’s about being one or two steps ahead… and planning one’s checkmate accordingly.’ Dawson, who joined Farrer in 2007 from Simmons & Simmons, adds: ‘It’s about getting inside people’s mindsets and working out where they’re coming from.’

William Dawson