Mr William Hughes QC > Foundry Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Foundry Chambers
Foundry Chambers
QUALITY HOUSE, 5-9 QUALITY COURT
CHANCERY LANE, LONDON
WC2A 1HP
England

Work Department

Foundry Chambers, London

Associate Member of Chambers 9 Park Place, Cardiff

Position

Silk

Call 1989

Silk 2013

 

 

Practice; Criminal Law – Prosecution and Defence

Specialisations – Complex Serious Fraud, Homicide, Historic Sexual Offences, Drugs Offences, Confiscation Proceedings

Experience in Regulatory and Disciplinary Proceedings, Local Government

Career

William Hughes is a criminal law specialist with a mixed Prosecution and Defence practice.

In Silk, William is consistently instructed to Prosecute and Defend in cases of complexity and notoriety, including Homicide, Organised Crime, Serious Sexual Offences and Historic Child Abuse Investigations, and Serious Fraud.

William appears regularly in Appellate Courts, including historic matters referred by the CCRC for both Appellants and the Respondents.

In addition to the above, as a Junior, William was regularly instructed in respect of Regulatory and Disciplinary Tribunals, Coroner’s Inquests and by Local Government Departments.

 

Languages

English (native), Conversational French, Limited Welsh

Memberships

Previous Chairman of the Kent Bar Mess
Former Recorder of the South Eastern Circuit (2004 – 2006) (Elected)
SEC Executive Committee (2004 – 2009) & (2016 to present)
Director of Education SEC
Committee Member of the Criminal Bar Association (Elected Committee Member 2007 – 2010)
Former Trustee, Ex-Secretary and Ex-Treasurer of the Criminal Bar Association’s Kalisher Scholarship Trust
Executive Committee Member Association of London Welsh Lawyers
Committee Member Fraud Lawyers Association
Gray’s Inn Advocacy Trainer.

Education

BSc (Hons) Law and Chemistry – Leicester Polytechnic (now De Montford University)
BVC (Inns of Court School of Law)

 

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

William Hughes QCFoundry ChambersAn industrious silk who is totally committed to every case. His calm manner ensures clients are at ease.