Alisdair Williamson QC > Chambers of James Lewis QC & Hugo Keith QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of James Lewis QC & Hugo Keith QC
Three Raymond Buildings
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Alisdair has a varied serious crime, fraud and tribunal practice with an emphasis on defence. High profile work in the last year has included murder, fraud and the defence of celebrities accused of sexual offences. He has extensive experience of defending police officers; he also undertakes Inquests and disciplinary tribunals. In silk, his practice has continued to focus upon defending in the most difficult and complex of homicides, fraud, and sexual offences.


Called 1994, Middle Temple.  QC 2017


Criminal Bar Association.


Exeter School; Oxford University (1991 BA; MA); City University (1993 Dip LL).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Police law (defendant)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Alisdair Williamson QCThree Raymond BuildingsA tactically brilliant silk.

At Three Raymond Buildings, recent instructions include Alisdair Williamson QC acting for a police constable charged with the alleged failure to investigate the murder of a three-year-old child and, in another matter, Ailsa Williamson successfully defending a police officer against allegations of misconduct after the officer executed a blocking manoeuvre in an attempt to stop a moped rider, who was suspected of theft; the rider was injured after the moped crashed into the police vehicle. In September 2019 Ben Brandon joined Mishcon de Reya LLP as a partner. Matthew Butt QC took silk in March 2020.

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Alisdair Williamson QCThree Raymond BuildingsHe is efficient, thorough and very approachable with good judgement and easy-going with clients.