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Will Richmond-Coggan

Will Richmond-Coggan


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"Excellent adviser’ William Richmond-Coggan… is a key name for more general dispute resolution cases"
(Legal 500 2019, Debt Recovery)

Will was called to the Bar in 2000 and since 2004 has been dual-qualified as a solicitor-advocate, undertaking a wide range of high value and complex litigation, often with an international element. His specialisations include data privacy, where he has recently been bringing his expertise to bear in providing non-contentious strategic advice and project management capability to a range of clients as they grappled with the challenges of GDPR compliance.

Other specialisms include technology disputes, media and reputation cases, and contentious trust and probate work.

Will is listed as a Recommended Lawyer and Next Generation Partner in the Legal 500 (2020 edition).

Legal Services

Dispute Management

Recent Work

Will was lead partner on a breach of restrictive covenant dispute which included an issue referred to the Supreme Court in 2018 (One Step v Morris-Garner [2018] UKSC 20); he was the advocate on the first successful claim in relation to a defamatory online review (Bussey v Page [2015] EWHC 563)


Will has advised a range of local, national and international clients about the implications for their business of the GDPR changes to data protection law. These have ranged from technology manufacturers concerned about the international sale of devices that process personal data; financial sector businesses looking to ensure that they achieved full GDPR compliance within an already heavily regulated compliance landscape; and businesses involved in cross-border data privacy disputes. He is a leading expert on the new legislation and is invited to speak regularly to audiences of senior executives and professionals on a wide range of topics related to data privacy.



To contact Will or for more information…

Call: 01865 781 004
Mobile: 07971 380744
Or email: Send an email



Committee member of the Solicitors Association of Higher Court Advocates (SAHCA), Barrister


“Excellent adviser’ William Richmond-Coggan… is a key name for more general dispute resolution cases”

(Legal 500 2019, Debt Recovery)

“…first-rate litigator.”

(Legal 500 2020, Debt Recovery)

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