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GQ|Littler is the leading employment law firm for employers in the UK and Ireland. We offer risk-based advice and litigation services on employment, immigration, employee tax and incentives issues. We work globally as part of Littler, the world’s largest employment law firm with over 1,600 lawyers in 100 offices worldwide. Being part of Littler enables the firm to seamlessly provide high-quality advice and support across a wide range of international markets and benefit from cutting-edge technology, research and knowledge management resources.
Cerys is a partner at GQ|Littler who specialises in employment and partnership issues. Her practice is focused on international technology, financial and professional services and natural resources businesses. Cerys has over 20 years’ track record of delivering success on complex, high-stakes projects as well as providing effective, practical support on “business as usual” HR issues.
Cerys’s previous roles have included senior and strategic roles at leading international firms King & Wood Mallesons and Fasken Martineau, where she was UK Head of Employment. She has launched two successful employment practices in start up firms from scratch. Cerys has also spent part of her career overseas, helping some of the world’s best known businesses complete “first mover” investments and projects in emerging markets in Africa.
Cerys previously worked at leading international firms King & Wood Mallesons and Fasken Martineau, where she was UK Head of Employment Law, before joining GQ|Littler in 2019.
Cerys is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association, Association of Partnership Practitioners and European Employment Lawyers Association.
1997 – 1998: University of Wales, Cardiff, LPC
1992 – 1996: University of London, King’s College, LLB Laws
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A ‘truly fantastic group of employment law specialists’ at GQ | LITTLER is carving out a reputation in the employment sphere, offering the ‘experience, technical expertise and quality of advice of a magic circle law firm, but with the personal touch and client-focus of a boutique firm’, according to clients. Co-heading the expanding corporate support group alongside Daniel Pollard is the ‘highly commercial, very strong technically’ Cerys Williams, who advises on the employment considerations of M&A, financings and business restructurings. In addition to its fast-growing transactional support and advisory capabilities, the group is also instructed in investigations, disciplinary proceedings and Employment Tribunal claims. Vastly experienced litigator Paul Quain, international project expert Darren Isaacs and HR requirement specialist Richard Harvey are other names to note.