ProfessionPupil (Starting October 2015) at 3 Temple Gardens
Will is starting pupillage with 3 Temple Gardens (Chambers of John Coffey QC) in October 2015 and is currently working within a team of lawyers reviewing materials for legal professional privilege at an American law firm in the City of London.
In recent years he has worked on a number of projects dealing with matters involving general crime, proceeds of crime, fraud, corruption, commercial litigation, competition regulation and professional discipline. He has drafted advice and publications as well as research and discussion materials in these areas.
He worked at Arnold & Porter (UK) LLP in the white-collar team that advised News Corporation on various issues relating to Operations Weeting and Elveden (phone hacking and payments to public officials investigations respectively). Within this team, Will also worked on international fraud and corruption investigations.
Whilst at the Office of Fair Trading (now part of the Competition and Markets Authority) Will worked on high-profile competition investigations under the Competition Act 1998 and Article 101 and 102 TFEU. He gained experience in professional disciplinary proceedings by advising nursing students with fitness to practise issues at City University during his BPTC; he won an award for this work. Will’s experience in commercial litigation was gained working as a Legal Assistant at Herbert Smith in the months leading up to his BPTC.
In the summer of 2012, following the BPTC, Will spent four months working at the California Appellate Project in San Francisco where he drafted habeas corpus claims for prisoners on Death Row in San Quentin State Prison.
Will is currently Vice President of Middle Temple Young Barristers’ Association and has received a number of scholarships and prizes both towards his studies and for his wider work within his peer group.
2012, Bar Professional Training Course, “Outstanding”, City Law School
2009, LLB (Hons), University of East Anglia