Overview

Will is a chartered civil engineer as well as a solicitor, practising arbitrator and adjudicator and has over 30 years' infrastructure projects experience. He heads up the firm's infrastructure team.

Will specialises in engineering and infrastructure projects procurement and dispute resolution.  He has particular expertise in the design, construction and operation of energy, water, utilities, transport and other infrastructure projects.

Will’s practice includes advising on the merits of potential claims to troubleshooting on complex projects and ultimately formal proceedings if necessary.

A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Will is a specialist in arbitration and adjudication and leads the firm's Arbitration practice area.  He is a registered member of the TeCSA, Institution of Civil Engineers and Law Society panels and has been appointed as adjudicator/arbitrator on over 90 occasions over the last 18 years.

Will is also the current Chairman of the Technology and Construction Court Solicitors' Association.

Experience
  • Advising the developer on a major tidal energy (400MW) project in the Pentland Firth.
  • Advising Local Highways Authority on roads maintenance and refurbishment PFI project.
  • Advising contractors and developers on a number of biomass and waste to energy projects including the Greater Manchester Waste PFI project.
  • Advising major investor on its solar and anaerobic digestion renewable energy projects portfolios.
  • Advising consortium on the Thames Tideway Tunnel project.

What others say...

William Gard is 'an effective, pragmatic litigator who is good at advising clients'.
Chambers UK 2016