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Blackfords LLP

ONE CASPIAN POINT, CARDIFF BAY, CARDIFF, CF10 4DQ, WALES
Tel:
Work +29 2044 4070
Fax:
Fax +29 2044 4071
Email:
Web:
www.blackfords.com
Cardiff, Croydon, London, Woking

Philip Williams

Tel:
Work 07753 116615
Email:
Web:
www.blackfords.com
Blackfords LLP

Work Department

Regulatory - Serious Crime

Position

Consultant

Career

Eversheds - Fraud & Financial Crime
DLA Piper - Regulatory Dept

Languages

None

Member

ILEX

Education

1987 - 1989 Worcester College
1990 - 1993 University Glamorgan

Leisure

Family, Golf, Travel


London: Dispute resolution

Professional discipline

Within: Professional discipline

'Under the watchful and experienced eye' of regulatory head Gary Rubin, Blackfords LLP's professional discipline team 'goes from strength to strength'. The practice is particularly focused on the health and social care sectors. It also has expertise in representing serving police and Ministry of Defence police personnel in misconduct proceedings and assists solicitors with SRA investigations in relation to alleged criminal offences. Acting for football professionals is also a growing area for the firm. Other key advisers are Trevor Francis and Gary Bloxsome, director Philip Williams in Cardiff, and solicitor advocate Jennifer Richardson.

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Wales: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: fraud

Within: Leading individuals

Philip Williams - Blackfords LLP

Within: Crime: fraud

With a sizeable team based in Cardiff and also frequently aided by practitioners from the firm’s London office, Blackfords LLP is recognised as a ‘market-leading firm across a range of high level criminal and regulatory work’. Philip Williams is head of the firm's Cardiff office and the first port of call for individuals and businesses on many high-profile matters, where he is appreciated for his 'grasp of the legal issues and ability to cut through any litigation fog'. Solicitor Nicola Mitchard  has a flourishing reputation for handling fraud and money laundering cases.

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Crime: general

Within: Leading individuals

Philip Williams - Blackfords LLP

Within: Crime: general

The Cardiff office at Blackfords LLP is a key component of the firm's national network of offices which has experience handling a range of serious crime matters, running the gamut from sexual offences and human trafficking to multi-handed drugs conspiracies. The 'first port of call for many high-profile matters', team head Philip Williams' broad cross-section of work has recently included an increasing focus on the representation of professional clients and company directors. Nicola Mitchard  is also recommended; she recently worked alongside Williams in the first child trafficking conviction under the Modern Slavery Act as part of a county lines operation.

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