- BA King’s College London (History)
- AKC (Associateship of King’s College London)
- MA King’s College London (Medieval History)
- PhD King’s College London
- GDL (University of Law)
- BPTC (University of Law)
Areas of Work
- Chancery and Commercial
William became a member of Chambers in November 2018 after successfully completing a Chancery and Commercial pupillage under the supervision of David Green.
Prior to coming to the Bar, William read Medieval History at King's College London. His PhD thesis concerning the lives, litigation and landholding of a knightly family was referenced in the 2015 Penguin Edition of Magna Carta, and he tutored undergraduates on the origins and development of law in the British Isles.
William undertook the Graduate Diploma in Law and Bar Professional Training Course at the University of Law in Bloomsbury, London, achieving the classification Very Competent. He was awarded a Lord Denning Scholarship and Hardwicke Entrance award by Lincoln's Inn and furthermore gave the response to the Treasurer of Lincoln's Inn as the student who had achieved the highest mark for the BTPC at Call. He also received the University of Law's Prize for the highest mark in the resolution of disputes out of court module on the BPTC. While undertaking his studies William also acted as a volunteer advisor for the Southwark Citizens Advice Bureau and the Free Representation Unit, appearing on behalf of clients at tribunals.
Between completion of his Bar Professional Training Course and commencing pupillage William spent two years as a paralegal with a boutique litigation law firm based in Lincoln's Inn, London. The cases he was involved with included complex multi-jurisdictional, international or off-shore commercial disputes and arbitrations. This role also included a nine-month secondment to act as an in-house counsel for Nissan International, based at the Nissan Technical Centre Europe.
William grew up in the West Country and continues to endure the agony and ecstasy of being a Bath Rugby supporter.
William is keen to accept work across all the areas of law covered by the Chancery and Commercial team.
Property- including boundary disputes, conveyancing, mortgages, covenants, easements, adverse possession, trusts of land, highways, and planning.
Landlord & Tenant- including commercial & residential, social housing, possession claims, dilapidations & disrepair, agricultural tenancies, and leasehold enfranchisement.
Company and partnership law- all aspects
Commercial law- including contract disputes, insolvency, debt claims, intellectual property (copyright), sale of goods, construction disputes & consumer credit.
Trusts and probate- including administration of estates, wills, trusts, and Inheritance Act 1975 claims.