The co-ordinator of the firm’s in-house advocacy provision, Will is a solicitor advocate with higher rights of audience and has considerable experience of litigating in the High Court and at Court of Appeal level. He is the Chair of the Solicitors Association of Higher Court Advocates and represents the interests of solicitor advocates across England and Wales. He contributes frequently to the national and regional media and his specialisms include Reputation and Media Disputes, Data Privacy and Internet Security, Contentious Trust and Probate Work and Commercial Dispute Resolution (often in the technology or financial sectors and for a wide range of domestic and multi-national clients).
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Will obtained a Law degree from Oxford University and then undertook the Bar Vocational Course in London before qualifying as a barrister. He subsequently dual-qualified as a solicitor advocate while working at a London solicitors firm before making the move to Pitmans in 2007. He became a partner in 2013.
Will regularly appears in Court on behalf of clients on a wide range of high value and complex disputes. Recently, these have included:
- Acting for three of the Defendants in Brooke & others v Purton & others  EWHC 547 (Ch) a chancery case involving the rectification of a Will;
- Representing the Defendants in a preliminary trial as to liability over the ownership of a company in Tomlinson & others v Pickup & others  EWHC 4495 (Ch); and
- Appearing before Sir David Eady in the Queen’s Bench Division for the Claimant in Bussey & another v Page  EWHC 563 (QB) the first successful claim in this jurisdiction in respect of a defamatory online review.
The Persistence of Internet Memory - UPDATED 30 May 2014
Defamation: Act Now! 20 August 2014
Solicitor-advocates are the way to go 29 September 2014
Connected cars: a cyber-security nightmare on wheels 22 December 2014
Landmark win in fake online review defamation case 11 March 2015
Landmark defamation decision over fake online review 11 March 2015
No free will, when it comes to wills? 30 July 2015
Right to be forgotten—a global approach? 15 October 2015