Philip Williams Barrister

Philip has been a barrister since 2005. He is a leading civil barrister specialising in various aspects of civil litigation. Philip grew up in North Wales, where his appreciation and deep passion for the environment and conservation emerged. His roots are firmly established in both Wales and London from where he has always practised. In those precious moments of relaxation away from his busy practice, Philip gains a considerable amount of pleasure exploring the unique areas of Wales and Trinidad. When he is fortunate enough to do so, he also travels back to Trinidad to visit the rainforests, where he studied for his first degree in Environmental Biology and Geography.

The environment and his passion for protecting it from exploitation were the key factors that convinced Philip to study law after a previous career in sport.

Philip’s interest in Environmental Law, for which he was awarded the Wake Dyne and Lawton Prize for the highest mark at the University of Law (back then known as the College of Law). Whereas this remains an important interest, his practice has diversified into many civil litigation areas over the years. He has always been focussed on not becoming a narrow specialist.

This ability to diversify into different law areas and his fearless, competitive nature emanating from his sporting backgrounds make Philip one of the country’s leading civil barristers.

Philip has been fortunate to have spent most of his recent career in the High Court. He is instructed by substantial national and multi-national clients on high-value, complex and sensitive cases. Philip believes that reputation is everything, which takes years to build and demands considerable and unswerving effort to maintain. However, Philip agrees it is easily and quickly lost if attention to detail is not maintained. Philip is always mindful of the standards and service he offers to his clients and ensures that those standards are met on every occasion.


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