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Bill Thatcher

Bill Thatcher - Partner


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

Number of Years Experience

29 years

Date of Qualification


Latest testimonials

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

"I would like to call out Bill Thatcher as an absolutely outstanding asset to our business. His responsiveness, commercial expertise, and value is truly remarkable. It has been a true privilege to work with him over the years."
Client testimonial / Legal 500

“Bill Thatcher has proved to be a formidable ally to have onside during tricky commercial negotiations. His ability to make the complex seem simple, and to make arguments which are hard to dispute, is uncanny.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“Bill Thatcher has an amazing ability to deeply understand our business, despite it being extremely specialised. All in all he is an invaluable part of our team and one we could not recommend highly enough.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500