Will is an Associate in our Business Crime & Investigations team, with experience of acting for individuals and companies involved in high-profile criminal litigation and investigations.
Will acts for individuals and companies across a range of criminal and regulatory matters.
Since joining the firm in 2015, Will has worked on high-profile investigations brought by the Serious Fraud Office, Financial Conduct Authority and Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs. Notably, Will represented one of the ‘Barclays Four’ accused of fraud in relation to payments made to Qatar at the height of the financial crisis. The case involved two lengthy trials and multiple hearings in the Court of Appeal over a period of several years. The client was unanimously acquitted by a jury at the Central Criminal Court in February 2020.
Will has also acted for clients subject to extradition and restraint proceedings, involving disputes in multiple jurisdictions and working as part of multi-disciplinary teams. He has advised clients in relation to Interpol red notices, data subject access requests, money laundering and bribery & corruption.
Prior to joining Peters & Peters, Will trained at a Magic Circle law firm.
He speaks intermediate-level Portuguese.
Acted for Richard Boath, a defendant in the SFO’s landmark prosecution against former senior executives of Barclays, in which he was unanimously acquitted by a jury at the Central Criminal Court.