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Will Young

Will Young

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

Will is regularly instructed in a wide range of multi-track personal injury actions in the County Court, as well as more specifically in clinical negligence cases. He is instructed by both Claimants and Defendants, which he strongly believes enables him to provide a better service to clients on either side of personal injury litigation. He also appears at inquests.

Although he acts on his own in the majority of his cases, Will has experience of working with a leader, having acted as a junior to Harry Trusted and Gerard McDermott QC in recent cases.

Will also appears in the Employment Tribunal on a regular basis, representing both Claimants and Respondents, as well as in the Employment Appeal Tribunal. He is regularly instructed in multi-day discrimination, whistleblowing and unfair dismissal cases, amongst others.

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). He also has experience of employment disputes in the civil courts.

In addition, and complementing these areas of practice, Will also has a particular 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 orally and on paper, able to grasp complex factual situations quickly and to present arguments persuasively. He takes pride in providing advice that is thorough and on time, and always maintains a focus on his clients’ needs and priorities.

Will studied Modern History at Oxford University, before completing his Graduate Diploma in Law. He is a Lord Denning Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn, and was a Pegasus Scholar to Washington DC in 2012.

Outside of the law, his interests are history, politics, music and sport, rowing in particular, having twice coxed the Great Britain Under 18 VIII at the Junior World Championships, as well as the Oxford reserve boat in the 2004 Boat Race.

Personal Injury

Will acts for both Claimants and Defendants in personal injury actions, although more often 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 (see separate page).

Will acts as sole counsel in the majority of his personal injury cases, but he is also instructed as junior counsel in more complex and higher value claims, including catastrophic spinal and brain injury cases. He is currently instructed as junior to Gerard McDermott QC, for example, in a number of such cases.

He advises, drafts pleadings and appears in court on a regular basis in personal injury claims, primarily in multi-track claims, as well as attending joint settlement meetings.

Will’s experience in this and other areas, in particular clinical negligence and medical regulatory work, means he has the experience and confidence to deal with the medical evidence that is always involved, and usually crucial, in achieving a good result for a client in a personal injury claim.

Recent cases have involved: acting as a junior to Gerard McDermott QC for the Claimant in an RTA claim that settled at a JSM for £4 million; acting for the Claimant in a case concerning an accident at work leading to a significant foot injury that settled at a JSM for £155,000; and acting for the Defendant at a round-table meeting in a multi-track case where the Claimant was persuaded to discontinue shortly after the meeting.

Will also regularly provides CPD training events for solicitors’ firms. Topics have included: fraud in PI cases (especially in a travel context); dealing with expert evidence; and Fatal Accidents Act cases, but he is happy to provide talks on other topics of interest.

Will is a member of APIL and PIBA.

Appointments & Memberships

  • APIL
  • ELA
  • PIBA

Awards

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

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