Mr John Wyn Willams > Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC > Liverpool, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC
Exchange Chambers
L2 9XX

Work Department

Criminal; Environment


John is a senior criminal and regulatory barrister. He defends and prosecutes all manner of criminal offences including homicide and serious sexual offences such as rape and historical sexual allegations. He is a Category 4 Prosecutor and on the CPS Specialist Rape Panel.

He acts for a wide range of companies and local authorities dealing with a wide range of regulatory issues. He has a wealth of experience in trading standards; food safety; consumer protection; animal welfare; and countryside matters.

John has extensive knowledge and experience of environmental regulation law and he regularly prosecutes on behalf of the Environmental Agency. He has a particular interest in ‘waste’ and ‘water pollution’ cases, as well as ‘statutory nuisance’ cases brought by local authorities. He is adept at dealing with large POCA cases.


Called 1992; Category 4 Prosecutor; Attorney General’s list as EA/HSE Specialist


  • UK Environmental Law Association
  • Criminal Bar Association


  • Aberystwyth University – 1986 – LLB Hons
  • Inns of Court School of London – 1991
  • Gray’s Inn – Ede and Ravenscroft Prize winner

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

John Wyn WilliamsExchange ChambersHe is extremely diligent and meticulous, with a real ability to think outside the box. He is courteous and respectful to his clients and solicitors alike, a real team player. I can find nothing to be critical of.