Dr William Gough

Specialist Legal Consultant

Dr. Bill Gough is an independent legal consultant specialising in the drafting and development of corporate, commercial, banking and security precedent formwork systems for legal firms.

Bill is the author of the commercially available Thomson Reuters computer online product, entitled Australian Commercial Precedents. He is also the respected author of the textbook Company Charges (Butterworths), based on his original Cambridge Ph D thesis, which was awarded the prestigious Yorke Prize. The Modern Law Review in England described the 2nd edition of Company Charges as "one of a handful of texts on company law that could genuinely be regarded as a classic".

As a precedents author, Bill provides a powerful skillset combination of both extensive practical transactional experience and deep scholastic knowledge. He has over the last 15 years undertaken, on a legal consultancy basis, numerous precedents projects for small, medium and large size law firms, and accumulated very extensive contract drafting experience, both in conventional word document format and also in automated precedents option formatting, working in collaboration with computer programmers.