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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.
Disciplinary & Regulatory
Will is also instructed in cases involving regulatory and disciplinary law, particularly involving medical practitioners. He has acted as a case presenter for the NMC, as well as representing registrants before the GMC, NMC and the HPC (as it was previously).
Will’s practice in other areas, in particular clinical negligence, is helpful when acting in medical disciplinary cases, and his experience at dealing with expert medical evidence is particularly useful when acting in such cases. He is available to advise in such cases, as well as appearing at hearings.
Particular cases include:
Acting for a doctor in front of the GMC facing allegations of fraudulently obtaining free NHS prescriptions for relatives overseas. The registrant avoided having his registration erased, and instead was suspended.
Acting for a nurse (and manager of a residential care home) in front of the NMC in an eight day hearing surrounding allegations that her fitness to practice was impaired as a result of failings in the care provided under her management at the home. The hearing resulted in Will’s client avoiding a finding that her fitness to practice was impaired.
Will acted for a paramedic in front of the HPC, involving allegations of sexual assault of a patient whilst under his care in an ambulance.
Appointments & Memberships
- Lord Denning Scholar (Lincoln’s Inn)
- Pegasus Scholar (2012)
Areas of Law
- Clinical Negligence
- Product Liability
- Disciplinary & Regulatory
- Employment & Discrimination
- Financial Services
- Health, Safety & Environment
- Personal Injury
- International Illness, Injury & Travel
- Professional Negligence
- Public Law