Mr Philip Williams > Blackfords LLP > Cardiff, United Kingdom > Lawyer Profile

Blackfords LLP
8 St Andrew's Place
CF10 4DQ
United Kingdom

Work Department

Regulatory - Serious Crime


Specialises in all forms of criminal and regulatory defence work, including financial crime, serious crime and assault. His regulatory work encompasses prosecutions brought by HSE, Environmental agency, trading standards, care inspectorate, along with public inquiry and professional disciplinary work.

Represents high net worth individuals, acting for current and former professional footballers, rugby players and jockeys.


DLA Piper – Regulatory Dept

Eversheds – Fraud & Financial Crime

2012 – present – Blackfords LLP






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

Boasting a team of ‘immense strength and talent’ and also well-equipped to run litigation in the digital age through an excellent use of technology, Blackfords LLP is well-versed at handling a wide array of criminal matters, from serious frauds and environment cases to magistrates’ trials, ‘dealing with each with the same level of devoted care regardless of method of funding’. Noted for his ‘mental dexterity’, team head Philip Williams provides ‘sterling advice’ to individuals and businesses across a range of white collar/fraud cases, in particular, where clients benefit from his ‘encyclopaedic knowledge of regulatory law’. Noted for her ability to provide ‘calm and sensible advice’, solicitor Nicola Mitchard is also well-versed in handling fraud matters as well as cases relating to drugs, murder and sexual offences. ‘An absolute star in the making’, chartered legal executive Annie Lawrence  is also a key member of the team and is ‘particularly experienced in fraud and valuable in detail-heavy cases’.

London > Dispute resolution > Professional discipline

Blackfords LLP is particularly focused on health and social care-related matters. The team’s track record also includes acting for solicitors accused of criminal offences, as well as representing serving police and MoD police personnel in misconduct proceedings. Another growing area is acting for football professionals facing sexual abuse allegations of a historic nature. Gary Rubin, solicitor advocate Jennifer Richardson and senior litigation executive Jo Kaucherall produce high-quality work‘; Trevor Francis‘ practice also incorporates professional disciplinary hearings; and Gary Bloxsome‘s caseload covers disciplinary investigations featuring potential criminal issues. Cardiff-based director Philip Williams is ‘a driving force in professional discipline‘.