Phone: +677 734 0820
Special skill: Writing songs in my head while in court.
William obtained his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law at the University of South Pacific. He then obtained a Professional Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of the South Pacific and has been practicing law in the Public Solicitors Office in Solomon Islands since 2017.
William has varied legal experience in criminal defence, family law and environmental law.
He is a co-author to in the first edition Environmental Law and Governance in the Pacific Climate Change, Biodiversity and Communities (Chapter 12) published by Routledge 2020 and is Vice President of the Solomon Islands Environmental Law Society.
William was a member of the Protected Areas Advisory Committee in the Solomon Islands from 2019 to 2021, providing advice and working in close collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and rural communities, by introducing and promoting alternative development models with their forests through conservation and the protected areas strategies.
William is also a well known local musician and made fame in 2021 with the co-recorded global island jam hit song “UKULELE”, voted first at the 2021 DJOOKY Music Awards – the world’s largest online song competition.