"Extremely effective with the perfect balance of quiet confidence and forceful delivery."Chambers & Partners 2016
William is a Jersey Advocate and English Barrister with extensive experience of litigation and a focus on advocacy. He practised at the English Bar for 13 years before moving to work in Jersey in 2008.
He was appointed as a Crown Advocate in 2012
William has appeared in many notable recent civil decisions in Jersey. He appeared for the successful plaintiff in a case in which a judgment debtor denied for two years the plaintiff’s claim that he was beneficially interested in assets held in a structure headed by a Jersey foundation, such that the judgment could be enforced against those assets
He has also frequently advised and assisted financial services businesses and regulators in Jersey on a variety of regulatory matters, including AML laws and procedures, sanctions and tax information exchange. He has conducted regulatory investigations on behalf of both regulated businesses and the regulator.
He also prosecutes serious criminal cases including fraud and sexual offences. He appears for the Law Society of Jersey in lawyers’ disciplinary matters.
He is currently acting for a local trust company in a major Jersey breach of trust dispute: Crociani v Crociani.
Leviathan Can Look After Itself: Jersey Legislated on Mistake and Hastings-Bass  P.C.B., Issue 2