Will Durrands

Called 2016

Will Durrands


Will is a committed criminal defence barrister dedicated to the best interest of his clients. His ability to provide clients with clear, focused advice and persuasive trial advocacy means he is regularly instructed in cases beyond his call. Will has experience 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.

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

In addition to criminal law work, Will has been instructed to work on the Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry.  


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 (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.


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


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