Before joining Chambers, William completed a PhD in Law at the University of Bristol, focusing on International Criminal Law and Human Rights Law. During this time, he worked as a researcher on Human Rights issues and gained experience of the asylum system and of working with vulnerable clients by volunteering with Refugee Action and Bristol Refugee Rights. He completed the BPTC at the City Law School in 2015 and was offered pupillage upon completion. He is particularly interested in Public Law, Immigration & Asylum, Housing and Crime. His pupil supervisor is Rory O’Ryan.
In 2016, he completed a United Nations internship within the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (the ECCC). He assisted the ECCC Trial Chamber in the ongoing trial of Khieu Samphan, the former Head of State of Democratic Kampuchea, and Nuon Chea, the former Deputy Secretary of the Communist Party of Kampuchea, on charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Since joining chambers, William has appeared in proceedings in the High Court, the Crown Court and the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal. He represents asylum seekers in appeals against the Home office, including recent cases involving perceived apostasy and blasphemy in Afghanistan and persecution on the basis of sexuality in South Africa.
William is keen to take on work that is of real social benefit and is committed to social justice and publicly funded work to support those most in need of representation.
PHD in Law, University of Bristol
MA in Law, University of Bristol
BA, Philosophy & English: 2.1