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Bill Thatcher

Bill Thatcher


Bill Thatcher is a Partner and a member of the firm's Commercial practice and Technology Sector Group.


Bill represents clients across many industries as well as public sector organisations in addition to charities / not-for-profit organisations. He handles a wide range of commercial and contract work for national and international clients. This includes research and development arrangements; a broad range of technology licensing contracts; all sorts of contracts for supply of goods and/or services (from either perspective); manufacturing contracts; distribution/agency contracts; I&CT supply, licensing and support agreements; publishing contracts; all aspects of doing business online; data protection; and many other commercial arrangements.


Bill holds a degree from Cambridge University, where he read a combination of engineering and philosophy. He was commissioned into and served in the Royal Engineers and arrived by a circuitous route as a trainee solicitor at Hewitsons where he has been practising commercial law since 1990.

Additional information

Leading in the fields of Technology, Media and Telecoms by the market leading independent directory Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

Hewitsons LLP

Hewitsons LLP

Date of Qualification

15th November, 1990

Latest testimonials

"He brings clarity to the situation, breaks it down and comes to a conclusion"
Client testimonial / Chambers & Partners

"Bill Thatcher. Gentle in nature but shrewd. He puts the client at ease and uses his excellent intellect and communication skills to identify the client’s needs and their exact legal solution. He also writes legal documents in clear, legal language which is easy to understand by the client and third parties. Bill is always on time and is appreciated for his professionalism and clear legal contracts. He also has a board expertise in the type of contracts needed for our sector (biotechnology/life sciences)."
Client testimonial / Legal 500

More than an accomplished legal adviser, Bill Thatcher is a resource for the development of our company’s business practices, a sounding board for our new ideas and, in many ways, a mentor to our in-house team. His responsiveness, sophistication, practicality and deft negotiation skills make Bill an invaluable part of our team."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500