“He’s incredibly user-friendly. I have no hesitation putting him in front of clients knowing he will make us look good. He produces some really good results.”
“His drafting is super, he’s very good in conference and he’s very good on his feet in court.” Chambers UK – 2016 (Court of Protection)
“His advocacy and his written work are very good; his arguments are detailed and show an excellent understanding of the law in this area.”
“He provides clear, practical advice on very complex cases.” Chambers UK – 2015 (Court of Protection)
William commenced practice at 5 Stone Buildings in 2010, having successfully completed pupillage in chambers from October 2008 to October 2009. He has a general Chancery practice in all the areas of work undertaken in chambers, including:
William regularly appears in the County Court, the High Court and the Court of Protection, and in late 2014 he appeared without a leader in the Court of Appeal in Crossfield v Jackson  WTLR 1519. He has also appeared in the Tax Tribunal.
William was educated at St John’s College, Oxford, where he read Modern History. Before joining the Bar, he worked for some time in the US Congress and at the Confederation of British Industry, where he acted as a lobbyist on health policy issues on behalf of several FTSE 100 and 250 firms.
In 2009, William was appointed as a judicial assistant to Lord Walker and Lord Dyson in the Supreme Court. He took up this role in September 2009, returning to chambers in August 2010.
William’s recent experience includes:
William is a keen member of the Bar Pro Bono Unit and has advised and appeared in a number of matters. He received a Special Mention in the 2011 Pro Bono Awards from a panel of judges including Lord Goldsmith QC. He is willing to consider working pro bono through the Unit or on instruction from a solicitor in deserving cases.
William also participates in CLIPS, the Chancery Bar Association’s scheme providing representation for litigants in person in the Applications Court of the Chancery Division.
William is a member of the Chancery Bar Association and a co-opted member of the Main Committee of the Association. He is also the Acting Chair of the Junior Chancery Bar.
William regularly speaks both at chambers seminars and externally concerning his practice areas.
William also regularly writes articles in legal journals. Some of his articles include:
2008: Called to the Bar
Bar Vocational Course (Very Competent)
2007: Lincoln’s Inn Lord Denning and Hardwick Scholarships
Runner-up, Times Law Awards
Graduate Diploma in Law (Commendation)
2006: Lobbyist and health policy adviser at the Confederation of British Industry
2005: Intern at the U.S. Congress (Office of Congressman Don Young)
2003: HWC Davis Prize for the highest mark in Modern History exams across Oxford University; St John’s College Scholarship
2002 – 2005: St John’s College, Oxford (Modern History)