Extremely diligent and passionate about his work.
Not just a highly technical lawyer but also a good strategist
Recognised as a Key Lawyer
A name to note for boardroom disputes
William is "straightforward, pragmatic and knowledgeable while being very to the point and direct on what needs to be done"
The 'excellent' William Garnett is the key name for senior executive work and boardroom disputes.
"Excellent client focus, professional availability and technical knowledge"
Garnett ‘strikes the right balance between advocacy and outstanding tactical prowess’.
William is "extremely strong technically, commercially astute and fiercely practical"
"If it hadn't been for your consistent support and intervention I would have been completely lost"
"Your endurance and skill turned a difficult situation around"
"None of the lawyers I have dealt with matched your speed, subtlety and empathy"
His "crystal-clear" thinking on employment issues is highly praised.
"An excellent lawyer and a very good negotiator."
What I love about my job is helping my broad range of clients resolve the problem they bring to me.
I founded the successful Employment and Discrimination department (which is ranked highly in both Legal 500 and Chambers directories). The team acts for employers and senior executives.
I am ranked as a leading individual in National Directories. My clientele range from senior individuals in industry and the city, to members of professional partnerships, to corporates and household name charities. My work encompasses negotiation of contractual terms, whistleblower claims, restrictive covenants, employment related shareholder/boardroom disputes, breach of contract, and dismissals and the widest range of discrimination disputes.
I am always focused on a pragmatic and cost effective resolution of disputes.
Between July 2016 and 2019 I sat as an international judge (Chair of the Grievance Committee for the European Bank in Reconstruction and Development). The Committee adjudicates on employment disputes across 56 countries applying international administrative law.
I was required to interview multiple witnesses prior to reaching a conclusion that the allegations were not warranted. However tensions continue to exist, and I was asked to negotiate a resolution under which the Chief Executive would stand down. I provided further ongoing advice to the organisation in the light of factional criticisms made on social media by a minority group of members.
I was able to draw on my many years acting as a trustee and my experience as chair of a national youth development charity as well as my experience and qualifications as an employment lawyer.