William joined Chambers in 2019 following the successful completion of his pupillage under Simon Taylor, Mark Beard and Christopher Badger. William has a successful junior practice encompassing a broad range of civil and criminal matters. He appears regularly in the County, Crown and Magistrates’ Courts and has also appeared in the High Court.
He accepts instructions in the following areas:
- Landlord and tenant
- Winding up
- Personal injury
- Statutory nuisance
- Food safety
- General crime
Planning & environmental
William spent four months of pupillage with Mark Beard during which time he observed a variety of planning matters including a planning inquiry, various High Court hearings and the examination of the Epping Forest District Local Plan.
He spent a further four months with Christopher Badger focusing on environmental law and gained an insight into both prosecution and defence work.
Homestead House – Acted for appellant (led by Anne Williams) in a section 78 appeal against the refusal of planning permission.
Dover DC v Sandwich Leisure Ltd – Prosecuted breach of enforcement notice.
Three Rivers DC v Turrell – Prosecuted breach of enforcement notice.
2 Queens Road – Advice on merits of appeal against the decision of a planning inspector regarding a listed building enforcement notice under section 65 of the Listed Buildings Act 1990.
William has, in his own right, appeared for both the prosecution and defence with regard to fly-tipping offences.
He is also contributor to Chambers’ Environmental Law Blog.
During pupillage, William produced written advices relating to professional negligence, the administration of estates, power of attorney, nuisance (both public and private) and landlord and tenant disputes.
During his second six, William gained experience representing clients in relation to a variety of matters including landlord claims for possession, infant settlements and the division of assets following relationship breakdown. He has also appeared in the winding up court.
William spent four months of pupillage with Simon Taylor and observed a wide variety of hearings, including trials for conspiracy to murder, rape and grievous bodily harm.
William has, in his own right, undertaken trials in the Magistrates’ Court and has appeared for both the prosecution and defence in other hearings including first appearances, committals for sentence and appeals against conviction and sentence.
- History, Pembroke College, University of Oxford (First Class)
- Bar Professional Training Course (Very Competent)
- Lord Bowen Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
- Hardwicke Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
- Domus Scholarship, University of Oxford
Level 2 CPS Advocate Panel