Biography

William began pupillage in October 2020, and has been on his feet since April 2021 accepting instructions in all of Chambers practice areas.

Prior to pupillage, William was a paralegal at Simpson Millar Solicitors working with the civil litigation and professional negligence team. He also worked as a researcher and writer for Thomson Reuters and Curated Media and is very good at written advocacy. William represented clients in County Courts through LPC Law in mortgage possession proceedings, landlord and tenant matters, return of goods, various interim applications and disposal hearings, both defended and undefended. He has lectured in advocacy and mooting at Westminster University and is confident in court, and good at working with clients to achieve their aims. 

Chambers was delighted to welcome William as a full tenant in October 2021.

William accepts instructions in all areas of civil litigation including commercial and business; personal injury, clinical negligence and inquests; property and construction; insurance; regulatory; and employment/discrimination. Prior to coming to the Bar he gained a lot of experience as a County Court Advocate undertaking non-PI RTA trials; flight delay claim trials; breach of contract trials; and residential possession applications for both landlords and mortgagees. He also dealt with associated court hearings including interim applications for set aside; applications for relief from sanctions; strike out applications and costs hearings. He was also a paralegal for a national law firm dealing with property and professional negligence cases.

During pupillage, William has acted in a variety of civil cases including those involving HMO regulations; homelessness appeals and PI cases. He is keen to extend his experience in all areas of civil litigation.

William is confident on his feet, and able to pick up and grasp the key points of a brief very quickly.  

William has experience of dealing with a variety of family cases particularly those involving children. He represents clients in both private and public law children proceedings. He is instructed to act from the first hearings (FHDRA, ICO and other hearings), through to fact finding hearings and final hearings. His extensive advocacy experience, including advocacy in criminal hearings since the beginning of his second six months of pupillage, means that he is very well suited to deal with cases where there are extensive disputes of fact; crossover with criminal proceedings; and cases where there is a lot of disclosure. In 

William also acts in cases where injunctive relief is required, particularly where there are allegations of domestic violence, and is often able to accept instructions at short notice. He is very good at quickly assimilating the facts in order to convince judges to make the orders his clients seek.

William has a calm and confident nature and can hold his own against advocates of much longer call. He is extremely personable, and good at building working relationships with his clients and putting them at ease. 

William prosecutes and defends a variety of criminal cases including those involving allegations of violence and/or dishonesty. He is a very competent advocate, good at thinking on his feet and experienced at representing clients at all stages of their case from PTPH hearings to trials to sentencing hearings. William is able to accept instructions in both the Magistrates and Crown Courts. 

Education

  • 2018: University of Law Bar Professional Training Course – very competent
  • 2018: University of Law Master of Laws in Bar Practice – distinction
  • 2014: University College London LL.M Master of Laws - merit
  • 2013: University of Brighton LL.B Hons Law with Business

Prizes

  • 2018: Winner of the LPC Law advocacy competition
  • 2018: Finalist in the FTB Kings Cup Moot representing Inner Temple
  • 2018: Finalist in the 25 Bedford Row Plea in Mitigation competition representing University of Law
  • 2014: Semi-finalist of the Annual ELSA Human Rights Moot Court competition representing UCL
  • 2013: Finalist in inter-varsity moot against Sussex representing Brighton University

Notable Cases

Successful in having all 5 allegations found proved in a recent fact-find involving domestic abuse issues.

Represented a client in an appeal to the County Court on a homelessness application.

Drafted a skeleton argument, prepared and was led in an appeal from the FTT to the Upper Tribunal against a decision on a HMO licence.