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William joined chambers in 2009, having successfully completed pupillage. He has a general Chancery practice in all the areas of work undertaken in chambers.
William was educated at St John’s College, Oxford, where he read Modern History. Before joining the Bar, he worked at the Confederation of British Industry, where acted as a lobbyist on health policy issues on behalf of several FTSE 100 and 250 firms.
In 2009, William was appointed as judicial assistant to Lord Walker and Lord Dyson in the Supreme Court by a selection panel chaired by the Supreme Court’s Deputy President, Lord Hope. He took up this role in September 2009, returning to chambers in August 2010.
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 is a member of the Chancery Bar Association and the Lord Denning Society.
'Agricultural property relief: recent developments', Elder Law Journal, 2012, 2(2), 198-203.
'Drafting a deathbed will', Solicitors Journal, 2012, 156(13) Supp (Private Client Focus March 2012), 9-11.
'The Court of Protection: no longer the "secret" court?', Elder Law Journal, 2011, 1(4), 415-423.
'The removal of trustees by the court', Trusts and Estates Law and Tax Journal, March 2011, with Penelope Reed QC.
'Surely some mistake? The widening jurisdiction of the court to set aside voluntary transactions', Trust Quarterly Review (Volume 8, Issue 1, February 2010), pp. 17-20. The article can be found on the STEP site here.
'Justice in the modern age: the new Supreme Court', Counsel (November 2009), pp. 14-16.
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)