Mr Philip Williams > Blackfords LLP > Cardiff, Wales > Lawyer Profile

Blackfords LLP
8 St Andrew's Place
CF10 4DQ

Work Department

Regulatory - Serious Crime


Phil specialises in dealing with high net worth clients facing the whole spectrum of criminal, fraud and regulatory investigations and proceedings.


Eversheds – Fraud & Financial Crime
DLA Piper – Regulatory Dept






1987 – 1989 Worcester College
1990 – 1993 University Glamorgan


Family, Golf, Travel

Lawyer Rankings

Wales > Crime, fraud and licensing > General crime and fraud

(Leading individuals)

Philip WilliamsBlackfords LLP

Active across a wide range of criminal cases, although perhaps best-known out of its Cardiff office for its ‘exceptional knowledge of and experience in fraud and regulatory law’, Blackfords LLP is a market leading criminal defence outfit in Wales and also regularly forms a key part of cross-office offering in cases throughout the UK. Team head Philip Williams  has ‘exceptional tactical nous‘, which he brings to private prosecutions, as well as in cases brought by prosecuting authorities and is recognised for his aptitude at being able to ‘ruthlessly exploit‘ any weakness in the opponent’s case. Nicola Mitchard provides ‘joined up support to counsel’ and is thereby able to facilitate a fluid and holistic service to defendants in fraud and money laundering offences, among other broader criminal cases.

London > Dispute resolution > Professional discipline

With ‘a fantastic understanding of client pressures‘, Blackfords LLP houses health and social care sector specialists. The group also has notable expertise in representing serving police and Ministry of Defence Police personnel in misconduct proceedings; the group also acts for football professionals and assisting those facing sexual abuse allegations of a historic nature is a fast-growing area for the firm. Group head Gary Rubin, Trevor Francis and Gary Bloxsome are all experienced in professional discipline matters; director Philip Williams in Cardiff represents social care clients; and solicitor advocate Jennifer Richardson‘s recent work includes acting for social care and medical professionals.