William’s practice includes both public and private law. He appears in inquests, personal injury and judicial review matters.


Attorney General’s C Panel (March 2015 to date)


GDL and BVC, City University, London.

MA History (First Class Honours) Jesus College, Cambridge

Professional Memberships


Attorney General Panel

Appointed to C panel


Pte Gavin Williams

Representing the Ministry of Defence in the inquest into the death of a soldier.

Re Sean Jackson

Representing HMP Elmley in the inquest into the death of an inmate. The deceased was discovered suspended in his cell. The jury concluded that Mr Jackson had died in an accident.

Re Daniel Yeowell

Representing the family in the inquest into the death of a young man who died on a building site. The jury concluded that there had been a series of failings by his employer which contributed to his death.

The Leveson Inquiry

This was a major statutory public inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. David Barr served throughout as first junior counsel to the Inquiry. Cathryn McGahey appeared as junior counsel for the Chairman of the Inquiry during related judicial review proceedings. Louise Jones acted for the core participant victims in the judicial review proceedings. William Irwin acted throughout providing legal assistance to Counsel to the Inquiry. Emily Wilsdon assisted in the preparation of the report.

TGC Fraud Newsletter Issue VI – September 2017

21st September 2017

Please see link below for Issue 6 of TGC Fraud Update, a publication we have set up with the stated aim of facilitating the sharing of information about decided claims involving issues of road traffic fraud and related matters.

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