William Aylmer, Principal
William is a practising solicitor and trusted adviser since 1994. He is a practising mediator since 2003 and founder member of the CEDR Ireland Mediator Practice Group established in 2011. He has acted as a solicitor-expert witness in professional malpractice suits since 2011. The focus of his practice is on premium quality service in dispute avoidance, management and resolution for corporate and private clients. He specialises in commercial litigation, commercial dispute mediation and arbitration.
William has acted for corporate and private clients in most sectors including Energy, Transport, Pharmaceutical, Environmental Services and Charities / Not-for-profit, in non-contentious business including advising on public funding agreements and contentious business including construction arbitrations, injunctions, specific performance actions, judicial reviews, product liability suits, professional malpractice claims, partnership and shareholder disputes, breach of contract and personal injury actions.
William is a recognised leader in the field of alternative dispute resolution. He was selected by the independent panel of neutral judges for the CEDR Awards 2012 as a finalist in the ADR Champion Category, having been nominated for his commitment to the promotion and development of mediation in Ireland since 2000. He is cited in Chambers Global 2009, the Client’s Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers for Business as "one of the most sensible and pleasant commercial litigators around". It records that he covers an array of contentious cases and is "making great strides" as a mediator.
Before commencing in practice on his own account in 2009, William was in practice for 10 years at another leading Irish law firm. William is a Certified Member of MII, the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland. He was elected in 2011 to sit on the Council of the Law Society of Ireland. He is a founder member and former Council Member of ICMA, the Irish Commercial Mediation Association and a member of the Dublin Solicitors’ Bar Association where he served on Council for three years.