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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.
Will acts for both Claimants and Defendants in personal injury actions, although primarily for Claimants. His cases involve a wide range of personal injury actions, including claims under the Highways Act, Occupiers Liability Act, and the Fatal Accidents Act, as well as employers’ liability claims and travel claims, in particular under the Package Travel (et al) Regulations.
He advises, drafts pleadings and appears in court on a regular basis, as well as attending joint settlement meetings. Recent cases have involved: achieving a settlement of £140,000 for a Claimant involved in an accident at work, in which there was a significant dispute about the extent of the Claimant’s handicap on the labour market; a claim settled for £75,000 involving allegations of negligence on the part of the occupiers of a sports club; and a slipping accident at work in a liability settlement was agreed between the parties after extensive negotiations.
Will has extensive experience of Costs Management hearings, and brings this to bear in obtaining the best result for his clients in terms of budgets, which is a crucial, but often under-appreciated element of modern litigation.
He also takes part in seminars and events for solicitors’ firms, giving talks on relevant topics for CPD training. Recent topics have included handling experts; witness statements; and Fatal Accidents Act cases.
Will is a member of APIL and PIBA.
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