He "really gets on top of the detail, is an able tactician and is absolutely loved by all his clients."
Chambers UK 2016
Will Glassey is a litigator whose practice deals principally with the defence of professional negligence claims. He has a particular emphasis on defending claims against solicitors, barristers, pensions actuaries and property professionals.
Will works with some of the UK's leading firms and their insurers to conclude sensitive and complex claims. Many such claims are concluded in early pre-action stages, some settle at mediation, and some are resolved by trial in Court or arbitration. The subject matter of the solicitors’ claims he defends is diverse, but he has a particular focus on claims arising from transactions, including corporate, commercial, real estate and finance transactions, and he has extensive experience in claims arising from pensions and tax issues.
In addition, Will represents professional firms and individual professionals in regulatory investigations and disciplinary proceedings: he has handled matters before the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, the ICAEW, the Serious Fraud Office, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the FCA, and the Takeover Panel.
Will advises insurers on policy issues arising in claims against professionals, particularly solicitors, including the aggregation of claims, notification and claims control provisions, and successor practice and run-off issues. He also represents insurers and reinsurers in reinsurance coverage disputes.
Will joined Mayer Brown in 2000 and was made a partner in 2002. Previously, he worked with one other major UK law firm, after qualifying as a barrister and solicitor (1994) with an Auckland, New Zealand firm.