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James Williamson

Head of Contingent

James is a Director and Head of Contingent at HWF.  He has spent over a decade devising bespoke solutions to help mitigate the risks arising from litigation and other contingent matters.

James began his career at Freshfields, working in both the UK and US.  He became a Senior Associate at the firm and acted on a broad range of commercial disputes that were typically high-value and multijurisdictional in nature.

Immediately prior to joining HWF James worked in litigation funding, structuring finance and insurance solutions for some of the largest claims currently on foot in the UK and Europe.

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HWF’s ability to drive the process forward de-risks the M&A processes we are involved with. We count on their reliability and expertise, even where there are complex issues or challenging timetables

James Renahan, Travers Smith

We use HWF wherever the opportunity arises because they advise, structure and execute W&I insurance policies with great efficiency. Our trust in their service and process allows us to focus on our job resulting in positive client outcomes on their M&A deals

Helen Croke, Ropes & Gray

I am always happy to recommend HWF on deals; their in-depth experience of both M&A and the insurance market, combined with a pragmatic approach, leads to smoother processes, better coverage positions and ultimately happier clients

Aaron Fairhurst, CMS