William D. Panton
William Panton has practiced at the English Bar for over 30 years and has expertise in civil litigation: Employment/Industrial Relations, Family, Commercial, Libel and also Criminal law.
William has been a member of and an advocate before Public Inquiries. In 2008/2009 he represented the Claimant in the “Ugly Book” libel trial in the High Court in London. He has successfully represented numerous clients (employers and employees) before Employment Tribunals in the United Kingdom in unfair dismissal, breach of contract, disability discrimination, sex discrimination and race discrimination cases.
From 1990-1996, William was employed as the Principal Legal Officer to the Commission for Racial Equality in the United Kingdom, advising on all aspects of Corporate law and Industrial issues.
William Panton is a Consultant in our firm’s Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Department.
Inner Temple, England, 1977
Jamaican Bar 1989
Council of Legal Education, London 1974 -1977
Barrister, Inner Temple, London
- Successfully represented many large corporations and individuals in commercial litigation actions.
- Successfully represented Applicants and Respondents in many Employment Tribunal claims.
- Member of Inquiry team into the Riots in Lozells, Birmingham, England in 1985
- Represented the London Borough of Greenwich in the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry
- A Member of the legal team instructed by the Public Defender, to represent some of the families in the West Kingston Commission of Inquiry – 2015 to 2016.
- A Former legal adviser/counsel for one of the UK’S largest teaching unions.
- Prenuptial Agreement & the Equal Share Rule – JAMBAR 2015
- Presented at many Seminars on Legal Issues