William Eaglestone > 23ES > London, England > Lawyer Profile

1 Gray\'s Inn Square
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William Eaglestone is a criminal and regulatory lawyer, whose practice extends to health and safety, trading standards, police discipline and civil actions involving the police. A persuasive trial advocate with several years experience in criminal law before coming to the Bar, William is a CPS Grade 3 prosecutor and a member of the CPS Rape List. He has a particular interest in cases with vulnerable witnesses and defendants. He has recently been instructed in a number of sexual offence cases where both the complainants and defendants are young people and children. William defends before the Fitness to Practice Panel of the Nursing and Midwifery Council. He is a Middle Temple Advocacy trainer.


Qualified 2001; Middle Temple.


Oxford University (1994 BA); City University (2000 LLB).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

William Eaglestone – 23ES

‘A brilliant chambers with a range of top-notch barristers’, the set at 23ES bring strength in depth to prosecuting and defending serious crime, from complex multi-handed and high-profile murders, to cases involving sexual offences and human trafficking. John Price KC led Nathan Rasiah KC (a 2022 Silk) in the successful prosecution of a man who was sentenced to life in June 2022, for the widely-publicised 1994 murder of Rikki Neave, 13-year-old boy. Eloise Marshall KC prosecuted to conclusion the case of disgraced former Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke, who was convicted of sexual assaults. William Eaglestone led the successful prosecution of a former soldier for accused of the sexual assault and rape attacks by multiple servicewomen.