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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.

Employment & Discrimination

Will appears regularly in the employment tribunal acting both for Claimants and Respondents. He also appears in the Employment Appeal Tribunal, and he provides advice and drafts pleadings when required.

Will has a particular interest in employment cases involving medical staff, having acted for NHS Trusts as well as their employees, including doctors, in cases involving whistleblowing, discrimination, and contractual disputes.

Recent cases include:

An eight day case involving allegations of unlawful detriment and automatic unfair dismissal on account of trade union activities.

A 13 day case involving allegations of disability discrimination, in particular a failure to make reasonable adjustments, over a period of four years.

An 11 day case involving allegations of detriment on account of protected disclosures and unfair dismissal. Will acted for a doctor claimant, against an NHS Trust; the case involved large amounts of documentation and cross examining the Respondent’s 21 witnesses over a number of days.

An EAT hearing involving consideration of whether the Tribunal had correctly applied the burden of proof and the rules concerning the application of time limits in a race discrimination claim.

An EAT hearing in which Will acted for the Claimant (Respondent to the appeal) resisting the Respondent’s appeal against the refusal to allow a substantive appeal to be presented out of time.

Will is a member of ELA.

Appointments & Memberships

  • APIL
  • ELA
  • PIBA

Awards

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