A specialist in serious crime and fraud, both prosecuting and defending; more often than not as leading counsel. Highly sought after in high profile and heavyweight crime, typically for cases of homicide and/or organised crime. As Treasury Counsel, he prosecutes some of the Old Bailey’s most challenging and high profile murder cases, and is very experienced in dealing with complex multi-handed trials.
Despite his appointment as Treasury Counsel, Bill has maintained his defence practice, both in criminal work and in professional discipline, in particular defending in Professional Misconduct cases, his speciality being the defence of police officers at Misconduct Hearings and before the Police Appeals Tribunal. Many of these have involved IOPC (IPCC) investigations into high-profile complaints against the police, including death in custody cases.
His police practice has often led to his instruction in Inquests associated with deaths in custody, deaths in the context of police pursuits or arrests.
Call 1996; Junior Treasury Counsel 2014; Senior Treasury Counsel 2019