Guy Williams
  • The clerking at the set is in the capable hands of the “affable and proactive” Guy Williams and Emma Makepeace.

    Legal 500

  • The clerks’ are professional and reliable.

    Chambers UK

  • The quality of clerking is held by some to be “second to none” among criminal sets, a fact senior clerk Guy Williams can be justly proud of.

    Chambers UK

  • They offer a combination of good clerking (ts led by the respected Guy Williams) and good counsel.

    Chambers UK

  • Immediately approachable, and always very accommodating.

    Chambers UK

  • They attract further plaudits for their reliability and efficiency, and for "bringing order to what otherwise could be a chaotic existence."

    Chambers UK

  • When they deal with instructing solicitors, it's with respect.

    Chambers UK

Senior Clerk

Guy Williams

Senior Clerk

May 1998 – Present – 25 Bedford Row, Senior Clerk
November 1983 – May 1998 – First Junior Clerk, 11 South Square, 3 Grays Inn Square
March 1978 – November 1983 – Junior Clerk, 9 Kings Bench Walk

Their clerking, led by Guy Williams, has always been smooth. They accommodate clients as best they can and go out of their way to assist in any way they can.Chambers UK

Guy has been with chambers for over 30 years and has been a significant driving force in its growth into one of the leading criminal defence sets. Guy became Senior Clerk in 1998 and, in 1999, chambers was the first set of chambers in the country to achieve Bar Mark.

Guy has helped  chambers to  achieve top tier status over a very short period of time by offering solicitors choice of the   very highest quality representation and  overall continuity.  He runs chambers dynamically, responding  to and leading market change, he is totally commercially minded and entirely approachable.

Guy’s role involves the overall management & supervision of all clerking operations and the development and promotion of business at 25 Bedford Row. He is available for meetings regarding both potential and on-going working relationships and is wholly committed to their development, ensuring all opportunities are explored and maximised.

Guy is committed to the consistent provision of a high-quality service, based on  his  extensive knowledge and experience of matching the right advocate to an individual case. He is known for  his competitive flare, for prioritising  the importance of continuity of representation and for  his unfaltering commitment to strategy planning and development.

Guy will assist you with fee negotiation for both individual cases and block fee arrangements and will ensure any disputes are fully investigated and resolved.  

The last full quality assurance audit by BSI cited the following:

Chambers is extremely well run. A strong and effective management committee is supported by an experienced and highly competent clerking and administrative support team and it is clear from both the documentary evidence examined and from conversations with a range of barristers and staff members, that chambers makes every effort to comply with all of the requirements of the BarMark Standard in support of its core aim of providing an excellent service to its professional and lay clients”.