Will Durrands

Called 2016

Will Durrands


Will is a committed criminal defence barrister dedicated to the best interest of his clients. His clear, focused advice and persuasive trial advocacy means he is regularly instructed in cases beyond his call. Will has experience in cases involving serious violence, firearms and organised crime, both as a led junior and as a junior alone. Will has particular interest in cases giving rise to abuse of process.

A capable and personable advocate, Will has extensive experience representing young and vulnerable clients charged with serious crimes.

Associated Work 

Will was instructed in the Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry between March 2022 and September 2023 working as part of a team of junior counsel in a disclosure review addressing various Rule 9 requests on work streams largely relating to the conduct of Post Office investigators and prosecutors.

Will contributed to the book Human Rights in Criminal Law (1st Ed, 2023), writing the chapter on Article 9 of the ECHR (Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion).


Prior to joining Chambers, Will gained a number of years’ experience working at two leading London human rights and criminal defence firms where he gained experience in all areas of criminal law, extradition, public law and regulatory matters.


  • BPTC (Outstanding), UWE Bristol
  • GDL (Merit), UWE Bristol
  • BSc Hons. Biology, University of Manchester


  • Criminal Bar Association