Will has a broad and busy developing practice encompassing all areas of Chambers’ work including:
He appears regularly as sole counsel in the County Court and High Court on a wide range of matters as well as arbitrations under LMAA and ICC rules. He recently appeared in the High Court (as sole counsel, against leading counsel) for the defendant airline in relation to applications concerning an anonymous witness. He is also regularly instructed as a junior alongside other members of Chambers on complex matters.
Recent and ongoing cases include:
Will has a busy general commercial practice both in litigation and arbitration. His recent cases include acting in a claim in the Circuit Commercial Court for the delivery up of a rare Porsche car, including in relation to the right to delivery up where a lien is being wrongfully exercised. Other illustrative examples include:
During pupillage Will worked with his supervisors on a wide range of commercial matters including applications for interim relief, stakeholder proceedings, and anti-suit injunctions.
This is one of Will’s core practice areas, and he has been instructed on a wide range of bill of lading and charterparty disputes both in court proceedings and arbitrations. Illustrative examples include:
Will is regularly instructed on matters concerning general average, arrest, collision and salvage. Recent cases include:
Will is regularly instructed as sole and junior counsel in arbitrations under various arbitral rules including ICC, LMAA and others. He also developing his practice in investment treaty arbitrations both under the ICSID convention and UNCITRAL rules. Illustrative cases include:
Will is developing a practice covering a wide range of international trade cases including sales on FOB, CIF, C&F, FAS or other terms.
Having spent time on secondment with a leading London insurer Will is familiar with the Lloyd’s market and with a wide range of shipping, aviation and space policies including P&I, H&M, FD&D, K&R, and cargo (including cargo throughput policies and Institute Cargo Clauses).
Will recently provided urgent Advice to an insurer on policy coverage issues arising from the kidnap (and removal from the vessel) of crew and a ransom demand.
Will is developing his practice in this key area of Chambers’ work and is currently being led by Nigel Cooper QC and Gemma Morgan in relation to a dispute relating to the design and construction of a America’s Cup Yacht which engages complex issues of naval architecture and modelling using numerical (FEA) methods.
During pupillage Will assisted with preparation for a substantive hearing considering whether Class certification was conclusive evidence of contractual compliance and the proper application of ex turpi causa following Patel v Mirza  UKSC 42.
Will has experience of a wide range of aviation disputes dealing with the Montreal Convention and Regulation 261/2004, including personal injury claims, both in court and in CEDR adjudications. Recent highlights include:
Will has a developing practice in the field of energy and natural resources and was recently instructed with Ben Gardner in a dispute relating to the hire of a jack-up rig to exploit oil wells in the Cook Inlet, Alaska.
Will has been instructed on various matters relating to both personal and corporate insolvency including appearing in the winding-up court. During pupillage he assisted with an Advice as to the merits of an application under s.50 of the Administration of Justice Act 1985 to remove and replace an administratrix who was bankrupt.
Will has experience of a range of gaming disputes and related matters. He recently appeared for the successful defendant casino operator in defending a claim for monies withheld following improper use of a casino bonus. Other recent cases have included:
BSc Mathematics, Imperial College, London (First Class)
Graduate Diploma in Law, Oxford Brookes University (Distinction, 1st in year)
Bar Professional Training Course, BPP (Outstanding)
Lord Denning Scholar, The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
Buchanan Prize, The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
Hardwicke Entrance Award, The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
Excellence Award, BPP
Oxford University Press Law Prize (for the highest performance on the GDL)
Leading Insurer, complex claims team
Will sits on the London Advisory Board of the national children’s charity Chicks. He has been a long-standing advocate for the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller community and is happy to consider pro bono instructions in related matters.