May 1998 - Present: 25 Bedford Row, Director of Clerking
November 1983 - May 1998: 11 South Square, 3 Grays Inn Square, 1st Junior Clerk
March 1978 - November 1983: 9 Kings Bench Walk, Junior Clerk
Guy Williams is the consummate professional, always willing to assist and commands the utmost respect. Legal 500 2021
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, 25 Bedford Row 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 and 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”.
Guy is a member of the Institute of Barristers' Clerks.