William O’Brien

Associate Partner - Employers Liability
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William is an Associate Partner in the Employers Liability department at Express Solicitors having joined us in July 2017. William specialises in Personal Injury work. He undertakes fast and multi-track litigation on behalf of a national client base, with a particular interest in complex fractures and high value Employers Liability work.

When asked what he liked best about his role, William commented “First and foremost I would describe myself as a people person, so it follows one of the things I enjoy most about my job is the interaction I have with clients, colleagues, and yes even Defendants.  Another aspect of my personality is my competitiveness, some would say over competitiveness!  As a young lawyer I realised that litigation was always going to appeal to me due to its adversarial nature, and I find winning cases for my clients to be the most satisfying aspect of my job.”

“My clients always come first and I provide a professional, dynamic, yet sympathetic and approachable service for them, with demonstrable success over the 10 year period since I have qualified as a Solicitor.  I have excellent technical skills as a litigator and consider myself to be a strong negotiator.  I always fight to obtain the best possible outcome for my clients.”

William studied Economics at Manchester Metropolitan University and was awarded a 2nd class honours degree. Following graduation he worked in various commercial/ marketing roles throughout his 20’s whilst completing the CPE/PGDL and LPC on a part time basis.

William is a keen sports person, who has run the New York Marathon, fought in the ring, and currently plays football in the Cheshire Veterans League for the club he has represented for the past 23 years.  He also loves winter sports and adept at both skiing and snowboarding.  In the summer months he enjoys diving when the location is right.

His other passion is music, and when not participating in sport, he enjoys playing his various guitars and enjoys attending as many gigs and music festivals as he can.

William’s favourite quote-

“Champions are made from something they have deep inside them: a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”

Mohammad Ali, The “Lousiville Lip”.