Will Noble


Will is a well regarded barrister with extensive experience defending and prosecuting serious crime throughout the south-east.

Defending, he is a tenacious advocate with a proven track record. He is also a Level 4 prosecutor accustomed to managing large complex cases with multiple defendants.

Background and expertise

Will’s recent instructions include murder, manslaughter and other serious violence; rape and other sexual offences; child abuse; kidnappings; large-scale drug cases; firearms; fraud; deception; regulatory offences; and proceeds of crime proceedings.

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He has an approachable and personable style, which enables him to establish rapport with both professional and lay clients.

Will is a pupil supervisor and an advocacy trainer.

Notable cases

R v D, 2019

Lead counsel in the defence of a man accused of armed robbery during which another man was murdered.

R v A, 2018

Lead counsel in the successful defence of a man charged in a multi-handed conspiracy to defraud trial. The case related to a sophisticated £1.2m “cash for crash” scheme. The case involved approximately 20,000 pages of evidence. The defence that was advanced necessitated an attack on the credibility of solicitors and a doctor contending that they were not prosecution witnesses of truth but parties to the conspiracy. The jury accepted that the defendant had been the subject of identity theft.

R v G, 2018

Successful acquittal of the alleged getaway driver in an alleged armed robbery in which the defendants had travelled down from London to Gravesend in the early hours of the morning, forced their way into a house and sought to rob the complainants at gunpoint.

R v A, 2018

Defence of a former taxi driver prosecuted for multiple historic rapes on vulnerable women picked up in his taxi late at night. Defendant was identified by his DNA 10 years after the events. The defendant contested the allegations alleging consent.

R v J, 2018

Murder acquittal in youth gang violence which resulted in a fatal stabbing

R v W, 2017
Leading junior in the defence of the first defendant in a 14-handed gang violence trial, involving the discharge of a machine gun and other firearms in central Bedford.
R v H, 2016

Prosecuted a father on trial for the rape and sexual abuse of his young children. The defendant videoed or photographed the offences taking place, but his identity could not be ascertained from the images. The recordings were stored online and distributed. The victims were too young to give evidence.

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R v K and others, 2015
Secured murder acquittal in joint enterprise murder trial at the Old Bailey. Case involved a gang who conspired to rob a wealthy businessman who was murdered by a co-defendant during the robbery.
R v U and others, 2015
Prosecuted a case involving multiple ATM ramraids in the east of England, carried out by a well organised gang who had been linked to the offences by cell site evidence, bugging and covert surveillance.
R v S, 2014
Defended the former IT manager of a large international wine importer, who hacked into his ex-employer’s computer systems and caused widespread damage and destruction of data.
R v SA, 2013
Successfully prosecuted a multi-million-pound fraud and money laundering trial involving internet ‘phishing’ frauds in the UK, and the expatriation of the proceeds of crime through an export company based in Nigeria.
R v S and others, 2013
Successfully defended the alleged getaway driver in a trial for conspiracy to murder.
R v U and others, 2012
Successfully prosecuted a 12-handed sham marriage trial, on behalf of the UK Borders Agency. The case involved a series of conspiracies to secure unlawful entry into the UK by Bangladeshi nationals who then sought to legitimise their presence in the UK by entering into sham marriages with EU nationals.
R v P, 2010

Murder within the Polish community in Stevenage, in which the victim was beaten to death by two known associates.

R v J, 2010
Defended in what the prosecution asserted was a gunpoint execution following a failed robbery and drugs deal.
R v M, 2009
Defended in three-month trial for conspiracy to rob and conspiracy to cause GBH, involving an alleged gang in south London who indiscriminately robbed and seriously assaulted 56 people over a five-month period.

Other Activities and Interests

  • Cycling, cricket, rugby and football.
  • Will is also a keen landscape photographer and has had many of his pictures exhibited.
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PROFILE: Will Noble

‘Well respected because he is conscientious, hardworking and tenacious.’

Legal 500, 2019

Year called



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Confiscation / POCA

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Financial Crime

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Fraud, Bribery & Corruption

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Road traffic

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Sexual offences

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Regulatory / Disciplinary

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Financial and Corporate law

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Corporate Offences


020 7489 2727


BVC, College of Law London

CPE, College of Law York

BA Philosophy, University of Wales

Bryanston School


SEC, CBA, Herts & Beds Bar Mess (mess junior)


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