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Blackfords LLP

Work +29 2044 4070
Fax +29 2044 4071
Cardiff, Croydon, London, Woking

Philip Williams

Work 07753 116615
Blackfords LLP

Work Department

Regulatory - Serious Crime




Eversheds - Fraud & Financial Crime
DLA Piper - Regulatory Dept






1987 - 1989 Worcester College
1990 - 1993 University Glamorgan


Family, Golf, Travel

London: Human resources

Health and safety

Within: Health and safety

At Blackfords LLP, department head Gary Rubin is 'a star from start to finish' with 'excellent tactical skills and unrivalled experience'. Highlights for Rubin include acting for a tram driver in an investigation following a tram crash in Croydon in which seven people died, representing a machine worker in a gross negligence manslaughter investigation following the fatal injuring of another worker, and working with Gary Bloxsome to act for Martinisation and one of its directors in an investigation following a double fatality in which a balcony collapsed killing two and injuring six others. Trevor Francis and consultant Philip Williams are also recommended.

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Wales: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: fraud

Within: Leading individuals

Philip Williams - Blackfords LLP

Within: Crime: fraud

Allying their accessible and personable approach to their diligence and legal acumen‘, Blackfords LLP provides a ‘highly committed representation of clients with a focus on achieving the best outcome in any situation‘. As well as benefiting from the expertise of lawyers within the firm across a full range of fraud cases (ranging from money laundering, duty diversion fraud and mortgage fraud), the team is also praised for its ‘ability to forge close links with some of the most pre-eminent experts in the country including tax experts and forensic accountants‘, thereby ensuring clients are represented in a holistic and comprehensive manner. ‘Combining a mental dexterity in the law with an effortless ability to communicate with clients of all backgrounds', team head Philip Williams’ ‘huge experience in large complicated frauds and serious crime is unsurpassed, predominantly because he understands business‘. Williams is regularly involved in high-profile cases and, alongside lawyers from the firm’s London office, is representing a client in relation to the Serious Fraud Office investigation of bribery and corruption at Rolls Royce.

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Crime: general

Within: Leading individuals

Philip Williams - Blackfords LLP

Within: Crime: general

Aided by practitioners in London and the South East, the Cardiff office of Blackfords LLP has significant experience handling a range of serious crime matters running the gamut from serious sex offences and human trafficking to multi-handed drugs conspiracies. Praised for its ‘high level of preparedness and excellent briefs‘, the team is noted for its holistic representation of clients beginning with the ‘prompt and robust representation in the police station’, through to final trial, where solicitor advocates in the team are able to lead cases in the lower courts, as well as being able to do the work of juniors in the serious cases in the higher courts. Praised for his ‘ability to handle large cases with huge amounts of material and to disseminate the relevant from the irrelevant', Philip Williams has an excellent reputation across a range of matters including criminal investigations into health and safety and environmental breaches. Associate Nicola Mitchard is also recommended.

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