William Cholerton

William Cholerton


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William Cholerton

Call 2013
LLB (Hons), King’s College London (2011)
Bar Professional Training Course, Kaplan Law School (2013)


William began an 18-month pupillage at QEB Hollis Whiteman in September 2015. During his first six months William assisted his pupil supervisor, Philip Stott, on a range of matters including the prosecution of the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Ltd burglary of Easter Weekend 2015 - the largest burglary in English legal history; the repeated importations of over 100kg of Class A and B drugs across multiple international borders; a series of 10 commercial armed robberies; and historical allegations of rape and sexual assault.

William has also assisted other members of chambers in a variety of cases including charges arising from the manipulation of LIBOR; advising police officers in relation to misconduct proceedings; a series of ‘smash and grab’ raids by organised criminal gangs across London; and the presentation of cases in front of professional regulators including the GMC, GOC, and RICS.

William accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work on behalf of prosecution and defence.

Previous experience

Before starting pupillage, William was researcher to Monty Raphael QC, special counsel at Peters & Peters, where he assisted with various papers and publications including the UK Chapter of Getting the Deal Through: Anti-Corruption Regulation 2015. Previously, as a paralegal at Peters & Peters, William worked on a number of matters including the Operation Elveden investigation into allegations of inappropriate payments to police officers and other public officials following the News International phone-hacking trials; the largest private prosecution ever brought by an individual in the UK for obtaining a money transfer by deception; and the implementation of international anti-bribery and corruption schemes.

William also has previous experience as a paralegal, Police Station Representative and Court Officer for the Youth Offending Service.


Co-author, 'Distance Selling and Digital Content: Problems of Enforcement', TS Today, November 2015
Co-author, ‘Dragging On: The Issue of Pre-Charge Bail’, October 2014

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