Forrest Williams > Mansfield, England > Firm Profile

Forrest Williams
Unit 6 The Stables
Carr Bank Park, Windmill Lane
NG18 2AL

Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime, fraud and licensing: General crime and fraud Tier 3

Steve Williams leads the practice at Forrest Williams, a boutique defence practice providing counsel in sexual allegation trials. It has distinct expertise in acting for those on the autistic spectrum with Williams also boasting a track record in conducting his own trials in the magistrates court.

Practice head(s):

Steve Williams


‘The team are tenacious, deeply knowledgeable of the law, and particularly good at finding the right specialist counsellors for more serious matters.’

‘Forrest Williams, as a whole, are overly caring, approachable, calm and dedicated. The most unique part of this firm is the one on one dedication on your case which ensures you don’t speak to several other team members, which causes confusion and potential upset. It’s a wonderfully personal service.’

Forrest Williams, and in particular Steve Williams, is a very professional whilst understated practice. It provides excellent service with a personal touch.’

‘This firm has dedicated staff who go the extra mile for their clients. They ensure that they provide service second to none tailored to meet the needs of each case. They have access to a range of experienced counsel and are adept at utilising their skillsets.’

This specialist practice is best known as a market-leading firm in private fee-paying criminal defence and motoring law, for which it attracts an impressive private client base. It does not take Legal Aid work. It has won numerous national and local awards including the overall winner, customer engagement winner and professional services sector winner at the Peer Awards;  customer focus award from Mansfield 2020; highly commended by the Modern Law Awards Team of the Year; Business Idea of the Year Chad Newspaper; Shortlisted for the Law Society Excellence Awards. Steve Williams was recognised by the Sunday Times in association with Vouched For as a top 175 solicitor.

The firm: Forrest Williams was founded in 2009 by Steve Williams, its principal and a solicitor with over 25 years experience. Focusing only on private fee-paying criminal work, the firm has a reputation for combining specialist knowledge with excellent client care. Its client base is demanding and often high-profile. Most clients have no previous experience of the criminal justice system. The firm has represented clients in over 200 courts across England and Wales as well as military personnel in Cyprus and Germany.

Types of work undertaken
Sexual offences: the team defends historic and current sexual offence cases, ranging from sexual assault and indecent exposure up to serious rape cases. It has a particular interest in cases involving defendants with learning difficulties.

Fraud: the team is experienced in all types of fraud cases. It is often involved in cases before action and can handle all stages of a case, including HMRC investigations, police investigations, meetings with official receivers, etc.

POCA: the team deals with all stages of POCA investigations, often taking over POCA cases after trial from non specialist defence solicitors. It has handled large scale POCA cases.

Assault offences: the team is skilled and experienced in defending against charges of common assault, ABH, GBH, wounding and affray.

Motoring law: the team enjoys a formidable reputation across the UK for its depth of expertise. It has extensive experience in all motoring cases, whether guilty pleas with mitigation, not-guilty trials, special reasons applications, Newton hearings, applications for early return of licence or exceptional hardship applications.

Other areas of expertise: police station attendance, regulatory law, repatriation and courts martial.

Other offices: London

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Directors : 2
Trainee Solicitor : 1
Caseworkers : 5