Will Young > Chambers of James Counsell KC and Keith Bryant KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of James Counsell KC and Keith Bryant KC
Outer Temple Chambers
THE OUTER TEMPLE, 222 STRAND
LONDON
WC2R 1BA
England

Living Wage

Work Department

Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, International Personal Injury and Travel Law, Employment

Position

Barrister specialising in Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, International Personal Injury and Travel Law, Employment.

Career

Will’s practice is divided primarily between personal injury, clinical negligence and employment.

His personal injury practice increasingly consists of catastrophic brain and spinal injury cases, in which he is a well-regarded junior, working with a number of silks in chambers, and with some of the leading national firms. His cases as sole counsel involve a wide range of multi-track personal injury actions in the County Court and High Court.  He also appears at inquests, and has a particular interest in personal injury claims with a cross-border aspect to them.

His clinical negligence practice encompasses a range of claims, from surgical negligence to delayed diagnosis, acting for Claimants and Defendants.

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 psychiatric injury, in which his personal injury practice gives him particular expertise. He has acted in a number of recent cases involving claims of significant psychiatric injury caused by discrimination at work, and his personal injury experience assists him to bring to this work both particular expertise and sensitivity towards often very vulnerable Claimants.

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, practical, 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. He 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.

Memberships

Education

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 Pegasus Scholar to Washington DC in 2012.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Travel law (including jurisdictional issues)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Will YoungOuter Temple ChambersWill is probably the most polite, delightful individual at the travel law Bar. His preparation is absolutely phenomenal. He is across all the detail and able to assimilate huge volumes of evidence in a short timescale, an impressive skill. He has a traditional approach to advocacy which works very effectively’.

London Bar > Employment

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Will YoungOuter Temple ChambersWill has an amazing knowledge of disability discrimination law and its intersection with personal injury law. He is a pleasure to work with, and always responds instantly and pragmatically to emails, questions and requests for advice.

London Bar > Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

(Personal injury - Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 5

Will YoungOuter Temple ChambersPhenomenally well prepared for all aspects of the case; very much tipped for the top.’