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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.
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.
Lead counsel in the defence of a man accused of armed robbery during which another man was murdered.
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.
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.
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.
Murder acquittal in youth gang violence which resulted in a fatal stabbing
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.
Murder within the Polish community in Stevenage, in which the victim was beaten to death by two known associates.
Other Activities and Interests
- Cycling, cricket, rugby and football.
- Will is also a keen landscape photographer and has had many of his pictures exhibited.
PROFILE: Will Noble
‘Well respected because he is conscientious, hardworking and tenacious.’
Legal 500, 2019
Confiscation / POCA
Fraud, Bribery & Corruption
Regulatory / Disciplinary
Financial and Corporate law
020 7489 2727
BVC, College of Law London
CPE, College of Law York
BA Philosophy, University of Wales
SEC, CBA, Herts & Beds Bar Mess (mess junior)