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Weightmans LLP

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Emlyn Williams

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Weightmans LLP

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Emlyn has a market-leading reputation in the healthcare sector for which he is lead partner across the national employment team. Emlyn also heads up the healthcare commercial team nationally, coordinating the commercial services across the firm’s healthcare clients. Experienced advocate in both the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Specialises in all aspects of employment law but has a particular interest in the following areas: equal pay, discrimination issues and TUPE. Significant reputation in the healthcare sector, particularly NHS work, but clients also include other public sector bodies, registered providers (housing), charities and private businesses of various sizes. Also has a reputation as an innovative and entertaining training provider and regularly undertakes bespoke in-house training for various bodies including NHS Trusts, ACAS, CIPD and CMI.


Joined Mace & Jones 1990; partner 2000 (merged with Weightmans May 2011). Appointed chair of employment law committee of Liverpool Law Society 2004; became president of the Liverpool Law Society in 2014; appointed to general committee of Liverpool Law Society 2004; sits on the North West Employment Tribunal Users Group and is heavily involved in the Merseyside Employment Relations Forum which he helped to launch together with ACAS and LJMU in 2006. Emlyn has written, lectured and provided training extensively on employment law and HR issues. He is a regular speaker at Jordans Conferences.


Basic French, Italian.


President of Liverpool Law Society; Employment Lawyers Association; Social Housing Law Association; North West Employment Tribunal User Group.


University of Wales, Aberystwyth (1989 First Class Honours); College of Law, Chester (1990 First Class Honours).

London: Dispute resolution

Professional discipline

Within: Professional discipline

Weightmans LLP is widely respected for healthcare-related disciplinary issues; the team regularly acts for medical defence organisations, assists with complex cases before the GMC and GDC, and has significant involvement in NHS Performers List and Health Service Ombudsman work. The firm also has a robust barrister conduct practice. In Liverpool, Richard Jolly is the healthcare advisory head, and Mickaela Fox and Emlyn Williams are also key advisers. The other names to note are James Rowley and Michelle Garlick in Manchester, and - in the London office - Tim Lang, Robert Crossingham, Simon Turner, consultant John Mitchell and barrister David Reddington. Patrick Gaul retired from the practice.

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London: Public sector


Within: Healthcare

Weightmans LLP provides 'crucial support' to public bodies spread across local government, healthcare and the emergency services, and has been active oin a high number of complex and highly publicised judicial review cases and public inquiries. As an example, the practice is currently acting on behalf of NHS Blood and Transplant in public inquiry to examine why thousands of patients were given infected blood and infected blood products in the 1970s and 1980s. Richard Jolly, Emlyn Williams and Rachel Kneale jointly lead the national group.

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