Will joined Chambers in March 2017 and practises in the areas of crime and extradition. He appears regularly in the Crown, Magistrates and Youth Courts. Will recently spent two months on secondment at the SFO. During pupillage Will gained experience in the full range of criminal offences. Will has successfully argued human rights grounds as a bar to extradition at the Magistrates' Court and has also appeared in the Divisional Court. He also drafts grounds of appeal in this area.
Prior to starting pupillage with Chambers, Will worked on a number of projects dealing with matters involving general crime, proceeds of crime, fraud, corruption, commercial litigation, competition regulation and professional discipline. He has drafted advice and publications as well as research and discussion materials in these areas.
He worked in the White Collar Crime Departments of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Arnold & Porter (UK) LLP respectively. This included working on Operations Weeting and Elveden (Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson - phone hacking and payments to public officials investigations). Will also worked on international fraud and corruption investigations including a position reviewing materials for legal professional privilege in an SFO investigation.
Whilst at the Office of Fair Trading (now part of the Competition and Markets Authority) Will worked on high-profile competition investigations under the Competition Act 1998 and Article 101 and 102 TFEU. He gained experience in professional disciplinary proceedings by advising nursing students with fitness to practise issues at City University during his BPTC; he won an award for this work. Will's experience in commercial litigation was gained working as a Legal Assistant at Herbert Smith in the months leading up to his BPTC.
In the summer of 2012, following the BPTC, Will spent four months working at the California Appellate Project in San Francisco where he drafted habeas corpus claims for prisoners on Death Row in San Quentin State Prison.
Poland v S - arguing passage of time and Article 8
Lithuania v S - Divisional Court - 2016 - Will acted in an appeal to the High Court arguing Article 6 as a bar to extradition.
Moldova v G - Westminster Magistrates' Court - 2017 - successfully argued for the discharge of a warrant arguing Article 3 as a bar to extradition.
Hungary v T - Westminster Magistrates' Court - successful discharge of a EAW after arguing Article 8 as a bar to extradition.
R v M - Croydon Crown Court - 2017 - Allegation of witness intimidation
R v S - Kingston Crown Court - 2017 - Conveying list A item into a prison
R v B - Inner London Crown Court - 2017 - Allegation of witness intimidation
R v R - Northampton Crown Court - 2017 - Assault (section 18)
R v M - Woolwich Crown Court - 2017 - In charge of a dog dangerously out of control
R v P - Inner London Crown Court - 2017 - Defending in an allegation of affray.
R v T - Croydon Crown Court - 2017 - Defending in an allegation of possession of an offensive weapon.
R v N - Lewes Crown Court - 2017 - Following a successful argument in respect of third party disclosure (with reference to the to the A-G guidelines and CPIA Code) disclosure of material was ordered. Upon receipt of the material, the Crown offered no evidence in this matter.
R v H - Snaresbrook Crown Court - 2017 - Defending in an allegation of handling stolen property.
R v S - Croydon Crown Court - 2017 - Defending in an allegation of multiple breaches of a restraining order.
R v Z - Bexley Magistrates' Court - 2017 - Will was instructed on a private basis and secured a full wasted costs order against the Crown for four Case Management Hearings following an acquittal for an allegation of common assault.
R v C - Stratford Magistrates' Court - 2017 - secured an acquittal for a charge of assault on a police constable following cross examination of two officers and successful legal submissions at half-time that the officer was not acting in accordance with his duty under section 17 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984.
R v P - Croydon Magistrates' Court - 2017 - client was acquitted following cross-examination of an officer on inappropriate identification process contrary to PACE Code D and successful submissions at half-time.
R v W - Stratford Magistrates' Court - 2016 - client acquitted of drink-drive charge following cross examination of multiple police officers and successful argument that there was no likelihood that the client would have driven when the client was found in the car by police officers.
Lexis Nexis PSL Series - Corporate Crime - Contributor - http://www.lexisnexis.co.uk/en-uk/practice-areas/corporate-crime-experts.page
Young Fraud Lawyers - "The SCA 2015: A Focus on Confiscation" - Summer 2015
"Bribery & Corruption" An overview of the law in Ireland (CPD lecture) - Summer 2015 - www.protalktv.com
"Flashing whilst driving? You shouldn't be!" Irish Road Traffic Law Review 2011
The Amicus newsletter - Will has written several articles on death-row topics; in particular following the decision by many states to change their lethal injection protocols.
President of Middle Temple Young Barristers' Association - www.mtyba.org
Committee Member - London Irish Lawyers Association - www.londonirishlawyers.co.uk
Middle Temple Pupillage Award, 2015
Certificate of Honour, Middle Temple, 2011/2012
Lloyd Jacobs Award, Honourable Society of the Knights of the Round Table, 2011/2012
BPTC Scholarship and Santander Postgraduate Scholarship, City Law School, London, 2011/2012
Best Advocate, City University Union Advocacy Service (at disciplinary tribunals), 2011/2012
Blackstone Entrance Exhibition, Middle Temple, 2011
The UEA Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (most prestigious scholarship at UEA), 2006/2007
LL.B (Hons.) Law - University of East Anglia
BPTC - Outstanding - City Law School
President of Middle Temple Young Barristers Association
London Irish Lawyers Association
Extradition Lawyers Association
Young Fraud Lawyers Association