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Will Young’s main areas of work are personal injury and clinical negligence, employment law, and professional discipline.

Will regularly acts in personal injury claims in the County Court. His cases include a wide range of personal injury actions, as well as an expanding practice in the area of clinical negligence, in which he regularly advises and drafts pleadings for both Claimants and Defendants. He also appears at inquests. Will has experience of working with a leader as well as in his own name, having acted as a junior to Harry Trusted in recent clinical negligence cases.

Will also appears in the Employment Tribunal on a regular basis, representing both Claimants and Respondents and has experience in the Employment Appeal Tribunal. He is regularly instructed in multi-day discrimination, whistleblowing and unfair dismissal cases. Within the employment sphere Will has a particular interest in claims involving medical personnel, having acted for both NHS Trusts and medical employees (including doctors).

In addition, and complementing these areas of practice, Will also has a strong interest in Regulatory and Disciplinary Law, in particular medical disciplinary proceedings. He has appeared on behalf of registrants before the GMC and other professional disciplinary tribunals, in particular the NMC (as well as acting as a case presenter).

Will is of the view that his different areas of practice compliment each other, and the experience he has gained in each area is very often of benefit to his clients and cases in the other areas. Will is a tenacious advocate both in person and on paper, able to grasp complex factual situations quickly and to present arguments persuasively. His advice is thorough and always maintains a focus on his client’s needs and requirements.

Will studied Modern History at Oxford University, before completing his Graduate Diploma in Law. He is a Lord Denning Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn. He was a 2012 Pegasus Scholar. Outside of the law his interests are history; politics; music; and sport, rowing in particular, having coxed the Oxford reserve boat in the 2004 Boat Race.

Clinical Negligence

Will has an expanding practice in this area. He regularly advises and drafts pleadings in his own name for both Claimants and Defendants in cases involving a wide range of clinical disputes.

In addition he has experience of acting as a junior in larger cases, having been led by Harry Trusted in recent cases, assisting with drafting Schedules of Loss and advising on quantum of damages. He regularly appears in interlocutory hearings in clinical negligence cases.

Will’s advice is thorough and comprehensive, and he always aims to be practical, realistic and attuned to the needs and expectations of his clients, whilst seeking to achieve the best outcome reasonably possible. He is comfortable and confident in handling expert evidence in factually complex medical situations, and in dealing with medical experts in conference and in court. His experience of, and expertise in, Cost Management hearings is particularly useful to his clients, given the importance to the whole of the claim of the costs budgeting process.

Recent cases have included:

Assisting Harry Trusted with drafting an advice on quantum and drafting a Schedule of Loss in a case involving alleged misdiagnosis of a spinal infection. The case involved a claim for substantial periodical payments in relation to the care claim, and is pleaded with a capitalised value of around £2.4 million.

Acting, led by Harry Trusted, for a claimant in an action against an NHS Trust and the police after she was seriously injured in a suicide attempt, resulting in bi-lateral below-knee amputations. The claim involved significant prosthetic and care claims, and was settled after a joint settlement meeting for £2 million.

Appearing for the Claimant at trial in an action relating to allegations of negligence during a total knee replacement. The case involved contested expert evidence concerning surgical technique and analysis of post-operative radiography.

A claim against multiple GPs for negligent failure to diagnose a particular elbow injury over a 9 year period, which settled after exchange of pleadings.

Appointments & Memberships

  • APIL
  • ELA
  • PIBA

Awards

  • Lord Denning Scholar (Lincoln’s Inn)
  • Pegasus Scholar (2012)
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