Will Durrands

Called 2016

Will Durrands


Will’s practice covers all areas of criminal defence, with an interest in representing clients at all levels of the system.

Will specialises in protest and public order offences as well as cases involving violence, drugs, dishonesty and abuse of process. An extremely capable and personable advocate, Will has extensive experience representing young and vulnerable clients charged with serious crimes.

Will has an interest in representing activists and protesters. Having worked closely with Extinction Rebellion and other groups before joining Chambers, Will is developing a busy practice representing protesters in both the Magistrates’ and Crown Court.

During pupillage he assisted in the preparation of substantial  cases across the criminal spectrum involving firearms, homicide, tax fraud and serious violence.

Associated Work 

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


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.


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


  • Network of Police Monitoring (NETPOL)
  • Criminal Bar Association