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Will Parkhill

Criminal Barrister
  • Year of Call
  • 2015

Criminal Law

Murder, Manslaughter and Non-fatal Violence:


Regularly instructed to defend in matters involving the most serious violence including two recent allegations of Murder.

Grade 3 CPS Panel Advocate

Serious Sexual Offences


Will defends in cases of serious sexual offences and is capable of dealing with the multitude of issues that arise in such cases. Experienced in cases of a historic nature and those involving the youngest and most vulnerable Complainants and Defendants.

Fraud, Commercial Crime, Confiscation and other Dishonesty Offences


Defends those charged with the full range of dishonesty offences often including the analysis of accounting information and expert evidence.

Corporate Manslaughter, Health and Safety and Regulatory Offences


Regularly acts for individuals or companies being prosecuted by agencies other than the Crown Prosecution Service. Will is fully aware of the commercial aspects and sensitivities of such matters.

Drugs offences


Regularly defends those charged with involvement in the supply of illegal drugs at all levels up to and including  the most serious and complex cases involving significant quantities of drugs and money.

Recent cases have included investigations undertaken by both Serious and Organised Crime Agency and the National Crime Agency.

General Violence against the person


Will has many years of experience in dealing with offences of violence and disorder. This includes those involving serious injury and large scale public disorder.

Biographical and Other Information

  • Solicitor
  • Previously Solicitor in Northern Ireland (2001) and England and Wales (2003)
  • Access
  • Experienced as a Solicitor in the fields of criminal litigation, employment law and commercial law.
  • Police
  • Experienced in the practices and processes of Police and other investigating agencies

Criminal Law team members