Owen Williams > Chambers of Paul Hopkins QC > Cardiff, Wales > Lawyer Profile
Chambers of Paul Hopkins QC Offices
9 Park Place
9-10 PARK PLACE
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Barrister specialising in all aspects of criminal law, prosecuting and defending. Owen is regularly instructed to appear in cases involving murder, serious violence, robbery, theft and large-scale drugs conspiracies. He defended as junior counsel in a series of cases arising from a major investigation of historic sexual and physical abuse in children’s homes in South Wales. Owen also has experience in a wide range of cases prosecuted by local authorities and government departments.
Called 2000, Gray’s Inn.
Cardiff University (LLB).
Lawyer Rankings(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1
The criminal team at 9 Park Place is home to members who are instructed on a wide range of cases for both the prosecution and defence. Notable recent cases include Owen Williams representing a man who was acquitted of murder but convicted of manslaughter after a drug-related stabbing in Cardiff; the co-defendant was convicted of murder. For the RSPCA, he also prosecuted a man who entered a guilty plea to Sexual Offences Act and Animal Welfare Act offences after engaging in sex acts with his two male Bedlington Terriers; the defendant was given a suspended prison sentence plus a ten-year ban from owning animals.