Philip Williams (2005)

philip-williamsLitigation, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence, Planning and Environment, Property, Media and Sports, and Public and Administrative Law.

Commercial Litigation

Philip has a rapidly expanding High Court litigation practice. He has an expandng area in Building Disputes, Intellectual Property and contested Insolvency matters. His vigorous advocacy style often sees him arguing narrow points of law in order to obtain the clients desired result. Philip has a friendly and approachable manner with clients and easily distils vast complex information into layman’s terms. He has an in-depth knowledge of adverse possession claims, easements and agency fees. Philip thrives when undertaking convoluted cross over points of law; his understanding of different legal points results in strong legal arguments and a high success rate.

Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence

Philip combines a friendly disposition with pragmatically fearsome advocacy to obtain the desired outcome in personal injury claims. He distils often complicated, issues quickly and succinctly and is an exceptional tactician when it comes to analysing the overall case. A strong negotiator, Philip is always prepared to assist in out of court settlements, providing they are favourable to his client’s position. He has considerable trial experience in both the High and County Courts. Philip takes a great interest in cases involving animal, especially equine disputes and is rapidly becoming an expert and leading Junior in the field. His practice forms an equal split between Claimant and Defendant work and accepts instructions on a CFA basis. His scientific background means that he can divorce himself from emotive situations and understand the underpinning features of the case; essential when dealing with debilitating injuries. Philip is currently instructed in several catastrophic injury cases involving vulnerable clients and allegedly fraudulent insurance claims.

Planning and Environment

Philip holds an entrenched interest in Planning and Environmental law following his degree in Ecology where he spent time researching flora and fauna as well as the impact of human development in the Rainforest of Southern Trinidad. Currently Philip advises NGO’s on the implementation of sustainable development policies. Philip often acts against local authorities at inquiries and hearings; he has also acted on behalf of several landowners. Often Planning law is one of a multitude of complex legal issues faced by his clients and Philip excels at creating legal solutions. He has acted on several cases involving local authorities against gypsy encampments; his legally creative tactics combined with technical analysis provide solid advice in these situations. Philip has an ever expanding High Court practice in this area and has been involved in several Judicial Reviews.


Philip has experience in the Lands Tribunal, County Court and High Court in property related cases. His main focus is on adverse possession, easement and equine litigation as well as boundary disputes. Philip has successfully acted on one of the highest value adverse possession claims, with litigation running into a multimillion pound claim for land close to the access of the 2012 Olympic site in Stratford, East London.

Media and Sports Law

Philip has an inert understanding of the world of sport, having had a professional sporting career as a competitor, trainer, manager and ultimately promoter prior to joining the Bar. Philip reached an international level and worked with competitors and advisors at a world championship standard. Philip has an array of experience appearing in front of tribunals including lay disciplinary committees, the Court of Appeal, High Court and County Court. Some of the sporting tribunals that Philip has been in front of include: – British Boxing Board of Control – Amateur Boxing Association – British Horseracing Authority – Greyhound Board of Great Britain Philip is building his equine practice and is recommended as a Leading Junior in every aspect of equine litigation. Philip completed his pupillage training at Trinity Chambers and has a strong affiliation with the area.

Public and Administrative Law

Philip is currently instructed on several High Court matters involving public law including environmental and administrative law. He holds a strong interest in this area and is well versed in judicial review proceedings and appeals by way of case stated from the lower courts. Procedurally, Philip is on point, his advocacy style is robust and legally creative.