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He was called to the Bar in 2013 and completed pupillage at a leading criminal set, during which he appeared in the magistrates’ court, youth court and crown court for trials, sentencing and other hearings on a daily basis.
Will has represented clients in cases covering the full spectrum of criminal defence and police investigations, from serious road traffic, public order and drug offences, to allegations of serious violence, sexual misconduct and dishonesty. Although he predominately represents suspects and defendants, Will has also acted for complainants in ‘sextortion’ and blackmail cases.
Will has a strong interest in cases with an international dimension and represents clients defending extradition requests and challenging Interpol red notices, with a particular focus on cases emanating from India.
His financial and white-collar crime experience includes investigations and prosecutions brought by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and HMRC, in which he has acted for suspects, defendants and witnesses, and internal investigations into suspected criminality at large organisations.
Will has extensive experience of all stages of a criminal case, both in court and outside of court, from interviews under caution at the commencement of a criminal investigation right through to matters before the Court of Appeal.
Will has a particular interest in legal professional privilege (LPP) and has developed a comprehensive understanding of the law and its practical application. Prior to joining Kingsley Napley, he was instructed as independent counsel by the SFO to carry out an LPP review in connection with a bribery investigation. Since then he has written extensively on the topic and is often called upon to advise on cases involving complex LPP issues.
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