• A junior with experience across the full range of Chambers' disciplines. He is bright and personable and a pleasure to have on any team.


    William joined Chambers in 2017 after completing pupillage and accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work on behalf of prosecution and defence. He has a full and varied experience within the field of general crime with a focus on the strategy and advocacy skills of the criminal court system.


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

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      QEB Hollis Whiteman is delighted to announce that Kathryn Hughes, Nadesh Karu and William Cholerton have all accepted invitations to join Chambers following the successful completion of their Pupillages.

  • A junior barrister with a keen focus on general crime and advocacy.


    Full and varied experience within the field of general crime, William Cholerton is very much focused on the strategy and advocacy skills of the criminal court system.


    As a pupil, William assisted members of Chambers on a range of matters including the prosecution of the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit burglary; the repeated importations of more than 100kg of Class A and B drugs across multiple international borders; a series of ten commercial armed robberies; and historical allegations of rape and sexual assault.

    Other matters included 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.

    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.