Will Durrands

Pupil Barrister

Will Durrands

Pupil Barrister

Will is a second-six pupil under the supervision of David Wood, having completed his first six months with Chambers with Dominic Thomas.

Will comes to chambers after working for a number of years as a paralegal in two London criminal defence and human rights firms where he gained experience in all areas of criminal law, extradition, regulatory (particularly those involving the Solicitors Regulation Authority) and public law matters.

More recently Will was part of the defence team in what was then the highest value private prosecution to date. Following that he worked almost exclusively with those arrested and prosecuted following the Extinction Rebellion demonstrations in 2018/19, this work included a Judicial Review of the CPS charging decisions.

Year of Call: 2016

Qualifications:

  • BSc Biology (2:1), University of Manchester (2014)
  • GDL (Merit), UWE, Bristol (2015)
  • BPTC (Outstanding), UWE, Bristol (2016)

Professional Memberships:

  • The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn