Will joined chambers as a pupil in October 2021. He is supervised by Tom Wainwright and Emma Fenn and plans to build a broad practice in criminal defence, including related areas of public law and human rights.
Prior to commencing pupillage, Will was a Solicitor Advocate at a city firm, where he developed a varied practice. Will’s experience includes cases involving fraud and asset tracing, money laundering, bribery and corruption, as well as litigation in the areas of asylum, extradition, and human rights.
Will is committed to pro bono work and promoting access to justice. He has volunteered for numerous advice centres and pro bono projects, through which he has assisted vulnerable clients with a range of issues, from bankruptcy and homelessness to child abuse and domestic violence.
Will recently led a project where he and a team of lawyers worked with the charity Kids in Need of Defense to prepare immigration applications for undocumented and vulnerable migrant children. He has on several occasions volunteered on death row in Louisiana, USA, where he assisted defence attorneys with their clients’ capital appeals. Will continues to provide training to prospective death row volunteers.
BA Hons, Durham University
Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP
Legal Practice Course, Kaplan (Distinction)
Criminal Bar Association