Will accepts instructions in all of Chambers' main areas of work.

During Will's pupillage, he was supervised by Diya Sen Gupta QC, Fraser Campbell, Hanif Mussa and Andrew Scott. He gained experience of matters in the Court of Appeal, High Court, Employment Tribunal and the London Court of International Arbitration, as well as assisting in substantial amounts of advisory work.

Highlights included: 

  • assisting Andrew Green QC and Fraser Campbell in a telecoms arbitration concerning a Chinese supplier's repudiation of a long-standing maintenance and support contract with an African telecoms company; 
  • assisting Diya Sen Gupta QC in the lead-up to the trial of a former Commercial Director's claims of direct sex discrimination, indirect sex discrimination and victimisation against a global packaging company;
  • assisting Hanif Mussa at the Court of Appeal hearing in R (Coughlan) v Minister for the Cabinet Office [2020] EWCA Civ 723, successfully resisting an appeal about whether the government was permitted to pilot voter identification requirements at local elections in May 2019; and
  • assisting Andrew Scott in a trial arising from a dispute over the production of Terry Gilliam's film, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.

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Will accepts instructions in all areas of public and administrative law. During pupillage, he worked on a number of matters related to parliamentary and local government election law.

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Civil Liberties & Human Rights

Will accepts instructions in all areas of civil liberties and human rights law. 

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Employment

Will accepts instructions in all areas of employment law, with a particular interest in discrimination and equality issues. 

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Discrimination

Will accepts instructions in all areas of discrimination law.

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Media & Entertainment

Will accepts instructions in all areas of media and entertainment law.

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Environment

Will accepts instructions in all areas of environmental law.

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Commercial

Will accepts instructions in all areas of commercial litigation.

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Civil Fraud, Asset Recovery & Injunctive Relief

Will accepts instructions in all areas of civil fraud.

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Achievements

Education

  • BPTC, City Law School: Outstanding; top of year (2018-19)
  • GDL, City Law School: Distinction; top of year in EU law, contract law and tort law (2017-18)
  • Henry Fellow, Harvard University (2015-16)
  • BA English, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge: Starred First Class; top of year (2012-15)

Scholarships

  • Stephen Chapman Award (Inner Temple, 2018)
  • Princess Royal Scholarship (Inner Temple, 2017)

Prizes

  • Senior Scarman Scholarship for highest overall mark on the BPTC (City Law School, 2019)
  • Oxford University Press Prize for Excellence in Advocacy & Procedure for highest marks in Advocacy, Civil Litigation and Criminal Litigation (City Law School, 2019)
  • Incorporated Council of Law Reporting Busfield Prize for best performance in Opinion Writing and Options (Employment and Commercial Law) (City Law School, 2019)
  • Jean Monnet Prize in EU Law (City Law School, 2018)
  • Maitland Advocacy Prize (Maitland Chambers mooting award judged by McCombe LJ, 2017)
  • Four faculty awards for best academic performance in English at Part I and Part II (University of Cambridge, 2014-15)
  • Three college awards and Bateman Scholarship for academic performance in English (Trinity Hall, 2013-15)

Other relevant experience

During his time in the US, Will worked at Harvard Law School's International Human Rights Clinic. He co-authored a filing to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in 2016 requesting the maintenance of provisional measures at Aníbal Bruno prison in Brazil, as well as drawing attention to overcrowding, violence and failures to investigate .

Before coming to the Bar, Will wrote for a number of publications as a journalist, including The Economist and The Guardian. Since 2017, he has also written regularly for The Justice Gap, an online publication about the law and access to justice, on topics including miscarriages of justice and crowdfunding legal cases. He is a writer and deputy editor of The Justice Gap's print magazine, Proof. Will was a research assistant for Jon Robins's 2018 book, Guilty Until Proven Innocent: The Crisis in our Justice System.

In 2016, Will spent time working in Boston for the NGO, Beyond Conflict, on efforts to address racial division and inequality in American cities. Will has also worked as a volunteer at the Public Law Project, Refugee Connection and for René Cassin's modern slavery campaign team. In 2018, he delivered presentations on 'Access to Justice, the Media and Legal Aid' at Public Law Project's North Conference and the Law Centres Network's National Conference.

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