Bill has considerable experience in all facets of criminal law, through working as a Solicitor, Procurator Fiscal Depute and an Advocate. As a Solicitor, Bill acted in fatal accident inquiries, family law matters, hearings on adoption and children’s referrals, and summary and solemn criminal trials. As Counsel he has undertaken trials alone, and with Senior Counsel, in a wide variety of criminal matters including murder, rape, causing death by dangerous driving; attempted murder, misuse of drugs, production and concerned in the supply, sexual offences, and offences of violence with aggravations.


Author of Journal Articles:
‘That Bastard Verdict!’ in Scottish Law Agents Gazette
‘Drunk & Incapable and Indescribable?’ in SCOLAG