William Douglas-Jones

William Douglas-Jones

Call - 2011
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Overview

William Douglas-Jones is an established criminal barrister with a Crown Court practice which exceeds his level of call.

William is instructed both to prosecute and to defend in the full range of criminal matters. He has received praise for his meticulous attention to detail, strong client care, and forceful closing speeches.

In addition to his criminal practice, William appears in a wide range of regulatory prosecutions.

Recommendations

Chambers &Partners 2022: “Known for his meticulous preparation and fabulous manner with clients.”

Legal 500 2022: “William is hard working, personable and a pleasure to instruct. He is quick to respond to requests for advice and very much gets himself involved in the defence team. Colleagues at the Birmingham branch rate him for his attention to detail and will to work hard for the client.”

Chambers and Partners 2021: “He is a skilled advocate.” “William carries a lot more gravitas than might be expected from his year of call.”

Legal 500 2021: “‘A fiercely intelligent advocate, with wisdom and gravitas beyond his years.”

Qualifications

University of Liverpool: BSc. Physiology, 2:1 (Hons) 2008

College of Law, Birmingham: Graduate Diploma in Law, Distinction 2010

College of Law, Birmingham: BPTC, Outstanding 2011

Memberships

The Midland Circuit

Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn

Criminal Bar Association

 

Awards

Buchanan Prize, Lincoln’s Inn 2011;

Walter Wigglesworth Scholar, Lincoln’s Inn 2013

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