Call: 2017

William joined Chambers in 2019 following the successful completion of his pupillage under Simon Taylor, Mark Beard and Christopher Badger.

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.

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.

 

Commercial

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.

Crime

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.

Education

  • History, Pembroke College, University of Oxford (First Class)
  • Bar Professional Training Course (Very Competent)

Awards

  • Lord Bowen Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Hardwicke Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Domus Scholarship, University of Oxford

Appointments

Level 1 CPS Advocate Panel

Latest news

22nd June 2021

Anne Williams and William McBarnet successfully represent appellant at planning inquiry

The appellant had appealed the decision of the local council not to grant planning permission for the development of a low carbon home in Dorset.

16th June 2021

Planning Law Update – 28th June

We are very pleased to be hosting a Planning Law Update webinar this month.

28th April 2021

Homestead planning inquiry to begin in May

Anne Williams and William McBarnet will represent the Appellant at this four day planning inquiry into the Homestead, a low carbon home in Bothenhampton, Dorset.

25th November 2019

William McBarnet joins Chambers following successful completion of pupillage

Chambers is pleased to welcome William McBarnet to Chambers following successful completion of his pupillage.

Events

28th June 2021

Planning Law Update Webinar

We are very pleased to be hosting a Planning Law Update webinar this month.

Blog

23rd October 2020

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Christopher Badger and William McBarnet consider amendments to the Environment Bill, sludge disposal regulation and government commitments to a more comprehensive Net Zero Strategy.

9th June 2020

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Gordon Wignall and William McBarnet consider whether a green industrial revolution is on the horizon, another case dealing with the treatment of waste material on shipment and a useful report on the economic regulation of the water industry in England and Wales.

2nd June 2020

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Nicholas Ostrowski and William McBarnet consider development consent orders for nationally significant infrastructure projects, further clarification of the circumstances in which an Environmental Impact Assessment (‘EIA’) will be required and the practical ability of the water industry to react to supply shortages.

3rd December 2019

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Mark Davies, Angelica Rokad and William McBarnet consider the first ever televised climate change debate, coverage of environmental issues in the Conservative election manifesto and the recent prosecution of Weetabix for polluting the River Ise.

17th September 2019

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update William Upton QC, Christopher Badger and William McBarnet consider the implications of air quality factors in planning decisions, a recommendation for flexibility in local authority waste strategies and criticism from the Natural Capital Committee of DEFRA’s environmental “progress”.

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