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William Clift

Position: Solicitor

Core Areas: Employment

Will acts for employees and employers on the full range of employment law issues.

He has an excellent track record of negotiating favourable financial settlements for employees, and often advises clients who are facing disciplinary action at work, or bringing grievances against their employer. He is adept at managing the financial, legal and reputational risks associated with moving roles, including advising on the scope of restrictive covenants, and the terms of deferred compensation schemes. Will has also represented employees in the Employment Tribunal and High Court in a range of different claims (including unfair dismissal and sex discrimination). 

Will also acts for employers from a broad range of sectors including retail, hospitality and financial services. When acting for employers he provides strategic and commercial advice, enabling them to manage disciplinary and other HR issues in a way that minimises the risk of litigation.

Recent experience

  • Helping a senior HR manager secure a six figure settlement in a whistleblowing complaint which settled before a claim was issued.
  • Advising a fashion label through every stage of a disciplinary process carried out in respect of an underperforming store manager, ultimately helping the company to avoid having to defend a claim in the Employment Tribunal.  
  • Advising several employers (including a bank and a third sector employer) in relation to carrying out the redundancy process.

Professional memberships

Law Society of England and Wales

Work history

2017 to present, Solicitor, Winckworth Sherwood

Before joining Winckworth Sherwood, Will worked at an international law firm in the City of London as well as a West End firm. 


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