Will became a tenant at Garden Court Chambers in November 2022, following the successful completion of his pupillage. Will is developing a broad criminal defence practice, with experience in general crime, financial crime and extradition.
Will has a particular interest and experience in cases engaging human rights issues, including modern slavery, public order and protest.
Will has developed a particular interest in protest and public order cases. As a pupil, he assisted Tom Wainwright in the trial of the Colston Four. He has since represented individuals in the Crown Court and the Magistrates’ Court, who protest in support of a range of causes. The defendants have included Extinction Rebellion, Just Stop Oil, Insulate Britain, Black Lives Matter and Palestine Action.
Will is experienced in representing vulnerable child defendants, who are often in care and have mental health issues. He has acted for youth clients in the Crown Court and often acts in complex cases on certificates for counsel in the Youth Court. Will has particular experience acting in cases involving victims of trafficking and modern slavery, and those suffering from mental heath issues.
Will accepts instructions in fraud and confiscation cases. He has previously represented clients accused of Companies Act offences. As a solicitor, Will acted on a number of complex international fraud and asset tracing cases involving, among other things, insider trading, market manipulation, money laundering and bribery. He is experienced in analysing complex, paper-heavy cases, often spanning multiple jurisdictions.
Will accepts instructions in both extradition and asylum and is currently acting on a number of complex political asylum cases. As a solicitor, Will advised on and prepared asylum claims for a number of politically exposed individuals and dissidents across a range of jurisdictions. He also advised on the attendant risks of extradition and issues relating to INTERPOL Red Notices and Diffusions.