Will has a broad practice that spans all of Chambers' main areas of work. He enjoys collaborating with others in both large and small teams, and has also acted as sole counsel in various public law, employment and commercial matters. Will has appeared unled in the Administrative Court, the Employment Tribunal, the County Court and before the RFU's Appeal Panel, and has had further trial advocacy experience as junior counsel in the Chancery Division.

Will's clients have included individuals ranging from local residents affected by their local Council's development plans to a former investment banker, the General Secretary of the Labour Party, the BBC, UK government departments, energy companies like National Grid Electricity Transmission, a prominent London trading venue, a U18 academy rugby team and a UK regulator (the Phone-paid Services Authority). Will is also committed to undertaking pro bono work. 

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Public & Regulatory

Will accepts instructions in all areas of public and administrative law. He has 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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Commercial

Will accepts instructions in all areas of commercial litigation. He has recently been led as junior counsel in two hard-fought, high value and lengthy commercial trials: Revoker LLP & anor v Irakli Rukhadze & ors, and Gray v Smith.

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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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Media & Entertainment

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

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Sport

Will accepts instructions in all areas of sports law.

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Environment

Will accepts instructions in all areas of environmental law.

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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. He also wrote 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, and was 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.

Will has also acted as a mentor with Bridging the Bar.

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