William is keen to take on work that is of real social benefit and is committed to supporting those most in need of representation.

Overview

William was taken on as a tenant after completing his pupillage at Garden Court North Chambers in 2017. Before joining Chambers, he completed a PhD in Law at the University of Bristol, focusing on International Law and Human Rights Law. During this time, he worked as a researcher on Human Rights issues and gained experience of the asylum system by volunteering with Refugee Action.

In 2016 William 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, the County Court and the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal. William is keen to take on work that is of real social benefit and is committed to supporting those most in need of representation.

Immigration

William has dealt with appeal hearings against the Secretary of State for the Home Department concerning a range of issues. His recent cases have included asylum appeals on behalf of clients facing persecution in Afghanistan on the basis of perceived apostasy and blasphemy, persecution in South Africa on the basis of their sexuality and serious harm in Iraq due to the conflict with Daesh. He has also represented clients in family reunion cases and entry clearance appeals and has dealt with a number of ‘blood feud’ cases.

Housing

William has handled a breadth of work relating to social housing in the County Court and the High Court, defending clients against possession claims, injunction proceedings and committal proceedings. He regularly represents clients who lack capacity and has dealt with defences and claims under the Equality Act 2010.

Public law (judicial review)

William advises on judicial review claims arising in the context of criminal proceedings and immigration and asylum proceedings.

Injunctions and breaches of injunction

William is experienced in defending applications for injunctions and breaches of injunctions.

Publications

  • Case note – KB v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2016] UKUT 537 (AAC) (UTJ Mesher) 02 December 2016’ Journal of Social Security Law 2017, 24(1);
  • Case note – Re McLaughlin [2016] NICA 53 (Judge Weatherup) 13 December 2016’ Journal of Social Security Law 2017, 24(1);
  • Case note – Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v Carmichael and Sefton BC (HB) [2017] UKUT 0174 (AAC) Journal of Social Security Law 2017, 24(2);
  • Case note – JP v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and London Borough of Brent [2017] UKUT 149 (AAC)’ Journal of Social Security Law 2017, 24(2); and
  • PHD Thesis – ‘The qualified interpretation of immunity ratione materiae: reassessing the limits of jurisdictional immunity for official acts in cases of human rights abuses and international crimes’ [2015]. Access available through EThOS.

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Recommendations

William did a fanatsic job on this case and we are very happy with the result.Sabeen Rathore, Berwicks Solicitors 2017
I just wanted to say how impressed we are with William... He is going to be a real asset to Chambers.Helen Dent, Keoghs Nicholls Lindsell & Harris 2017

 

 

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