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William Davis

Call 2003

Practice Profile

Ranked as a Leading Junior in Professional Discipline and Regulatory Law in the Legal 500 2018. 

William Davis is an experienced criminal advocate with particular expertise in fraud and confiscation. He is in demand to prosecute for the CPS Specialist Fraud Division and the Serious Fraud Office, and is instructed by the Civil Aviation Authority, the Health and Safety Executive, the Office of Rail and Road, and Westminster City Council. He has appeared at Courts Martial and before the Parole Board, and has extensive experience of professional disciplinary work. His courtroom manner is composed and authoritative and he inspires confidence in both his professional and lay clients. He is secretary of the Criminal Bar Association Education and Training Committee, and a member of the Fraud Lawyers Association and the South Eastern Circuit.

Significant instructions for 2018 include: R v. LM and Others – Leading for the Prosecution in first ever prosecution for fraud against Redundancy Payments Service; R v. TD and Others – Leading Prosecution Counsel in multi-million pound prosecution for duty evasion; R v. Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd – Prosecution Counsel in health and safety prosecution following level crossing accident; and R v. AM and Others – Defence Counsel in £15m alleged money laundering.


  • CPS Panel Advocate - Grade 4
  • CPS Specialist Panel - Rape & Serious Sexual Offences
  • CPS Specialist Panel - Fraud 
  • CPS Specialist Panel - Serious Crime
  • SFO Panel of Counsel - List B
  • Regulatory List of Specialist Advocates in Health & Safety and Environmental Law - List C


Legal 500 2018

25 October 2018

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