William Tyler QC

william tyler qc barrister
Year of call:

1996 · Silk 2014 (Door Tenant)


1995 - MA (Hons) (Oxon), University of Oxford, Worcester College

1996 - Inns of Court School of Law, ('Outstanding’)


1997 - Pupillage at 30 Park Square, Leeds

1998 - Tenant at 30 Park Square, Leeds

2003 - Tenant at 36 Bedford Row, London

2012 - Recorder (Family: Private Law and Care)

2014 - Silk Tenant at Sovereign Chambers

2015 - Sovereign Chambers becomes Park Square Barristers

2016 - Deputy High Court Judge (Family Division) Family Arbitrator (MCIArb)


Preferred Counsel for the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Deputy High Court Judge (Family Division) Recorder (Family Court) Family Procedure Rule Committee (Silk Member)


Family Law Bar Association (FLBA) Association of Lawyers for Children (ALC) Resolution Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)

“William is in the premier league of barristers – he’s clever, sharp, engaging, incredibly effective and always very focused on the goal” Chambers & Partners (2019)

William Tyler QC has a busy Court of Protection practice, appearing in many cases, generally involving deprivations of liberty or significant dispute between the parties.

He is the head of the Court of Protection Team at his London chambers.

“Superb” and “an exceptional advocate”… “Cares hugely about his work, and is very generous with his time.” The Legal 500 (2011, 2013)

Notable cases

  • Re A & D (Non–Accidental Injury: Subdural Haematomas) [2002] 1 FLR 337, Dame Elizabeth Butler–Sloss P
  • Re G (Interim Care Order) [2011] EWCA Civ 745, [2011] 2 FLR 95, Court of Appeal: Sir Nicholas Wall P, Rix LJ
  • Re TG (A Child) [2013] EWCA (Civ) 5, [2013] 1 FLR 1250, Sir James Munby P, Aikens LJ & Hedley J
  • Re M (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 388, Sullivan & Rafferty LJJ, Ryder J
  • Re W (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 662
  • Re DF and GF (Children) (Placement Order or Special Guardianship Order) [2013] EWHC 2607 (Fam), Pauffley J
  • Re D–R (Children) [2013] EWCC 5 (Fam) (10 October 2013), HHJ Bellamy
  • Re E [2014] EWHC 6 (Fam), Sir James Munby P

Public Access

William Tyler QC may accept Public Access work, where he can be instructed directly by a member of the public rather than a solicitor.

Contact Will’s clerks

Claudine Cooper on 0113 202 8604

Paul Foster on 0113 213 5209

Arnela Siranovic on 0113 213 5212

Legal 500 Leading individual 2019