Some particular areas of expertise are retail, residential, highways, infrastructure, transportation, listed buildings, environment and energy.
“A class act.” Chambers & Partners (2020)
As in previous years, he is listed as a leading silk in planning in Chambers & Partners 2008 & 2009 –
“Top-class silk William Hicks [K]C is an old favourite of many because he is very focused, hard-working and a good team player. Sources recommended him particularly for his pragmatic advice on large schemes and his brilliant advocacy.”
“A brilliant tactician who provides straightforward, realistic advice that is easily comprehensible to clients.”
He is a member of the Planning and Environment Bar Association, the Administrative Law Bar Association and committee member of the Parliamentary Bar Mess.
Has a fantastic command of the technical details"
William Hicks read economics at Magdalene College, Cambridge. Called to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 2000.