The Lawyer has recognised William Hooper as its “Barrister of the Week” for his role in the Court of Appeal’s recent decision in the long-running Gregor Fisken Limited v Bernard Carl dispute, one of The Lawyer’s Top 15 appeals for 2021, which was about the ownership of the original gearbox of a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO sold for US$ 44m in 2018. See website news 28 May.
The Lawyer article leads on the fact that Will, at just seven years call, “pulled off a remarkable result by defeating not just one experienced silk in a high-profile dispute, but two.” Will trusted his long-standing familiarity with the matter: “I had to be adaptable and flexible,” he said. “Speaking of the the degree of press attention the case had attracted, Will said “I had done the prep and I knew the case backwards. I just had to focus on my submissions and treat it like any other case.”
“Barrister of the Week” is selected by The Lawyer’s Litigation Tracker team. Subscribers can access the full article here.