Jamie Williams 

Called: 2006

Inn: Middle Temple


Email: jwilliams@1ec.co.uk






Jamie has a broad common law practice that encompasses general civil and commercial disputes, along with; employment, personal injury and landlord and tenant. He appears in all levels of Courts and Tribunals across the UK and has experience of both formal mediations and informal ‘round table’ settlement discussions. In recent years he has also had significant exposure to ‘white collar’ criminal investigations.


In addition to his litigation practice Jamie undertakes advisory work and drafting for both Claimants and Defendants. This encompasses contentious and non-contentious matters, including a full range of pleadings and advices on substantive issues and quantum.


He has a detailed knowledge of largescale litigation and often advises on disclosure and legal professional privilege in long running investigations and proceedings. 


Between 2015 and 2018 Jamie was instructed by Fulcrum Chambers LLP to co-ordinate the daily management of the defence for Alstom Network UK, a subsidiary of a French company, prosecuted by the SFO on charges of corruption in connection with contracts obtained in overseas jurisdictions. This instruction involved managing teams of paralegals and lawyers both in the UK and abroad.





Practice Areas



General Civil Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Mortgage/Consumer credit disputes including Consumer Credit Act 1974.


Personal Injury


Landlord and Tennant


Law of Privilege


Fraud and Corruption



Employment Bar Association

The Fraud Lawyers Association

The Association of Welsh London Lawyers




BA Hons in History

Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) – College of Law

Bar Vocational Course (BVC) – Inns of Court School of Law



Notable Cases

Copeland v Jarvis T/A BJ Property Builders (Stockport County Court 2011) -Representing the Claimant in a claim arising out of a building project and concerning the construction of the contract and alleged repudiatory breaches.

Paul Maisey v BMW Financial Services (GB) Limited (Gloucester and Cheltenham County Court 2014) - Acting for the Respondent in a dispute arising out of a hire purchase agreement. The case involved use of expert hand writing evidence.

Rawlinson & Hunter v Director of Serious Fraud Office (2014) Instructed for several months as part of the legal team in relation to a £200 million claim against the SFO.


Howard De Walden Estates v Mee Ching Ng (Central London County Court – 2013) - Representing the Defendant in respect of a claim for possession brought under section 98 of the Rent Act 1977. The mater revolved around the question of suitable alternative accommodation. The hearing required numerous site visits.

Woodley v Media Wow Ltd (Employment Tribunal Leeds 2012) - Representing the Claimant in a multi-day hearing. Complaints of indirect disability discrimination upheld.

Scotney v Nottingham City Council (Employment Tribunal Nottingham 2012) - Acting for the Claimant after she was dismissed and left the Council for refusing to sign an amended contract varying her terms and conditions of employment, following the single status project being implemented by the Council. Around 7000 employees were affected. Claim for unfair dismissal upheld.

Moldovan v Ramnath T/A Treflys Care Home (Employment Tribunal Cardiff - Successfully representing the Respondent against claims of unfair and wrongful dismissal.

Fox v Commissioners for HM Revenue & Customs (Employment Tribunal East London 2014) - A highly technical case involving over 15 discrete claims. Required detailed understanding of the internal workings and policies of the civil service and complex cross examination of senior civil servants.

Gibson v Capgemini Financial Services UK Limited (Employment Tribunal Liverpool 2015) - Representing the Respondent in respect of claims for unfair dismissal and race discrimination.  Successfully argued for the matter to be dismissed at a preliminary hearing.

Jackson v Cleethorpes Working Mens Club (Employment Tribunal Lincoln) - Representing the Respondent against a claim of unfair dismissal and various breaches of the working time regulations.

R v Alstom Network UK [2015-2018] - A UK subsidiary of a French company, prosecuted by the SFO on charges of overseas corruption in connection with contracts obtained in overseas jurisdictions. The instruction involved managing teams of up to 14 paralegals and lawyers and undertaking privilege reviews in the UK and abroad.


E Ltd [2018] - An international mining company, under investigation by the SFO on suspicion of facilitating multi-billion dollar acquisitions through corrupt payments to government officials.


HMRC [2019] – A multi-million-pound duty fraud working in conjunction with the CPS.


SFO Independent Counsel [2014-2020]- Instructed on a number of matters including ongoing cases and investigations. Often advising on matters of privilege.



Skills & Interest
In his spare time Jamie enjoys theatre and sport. He plays cricket for the Bar of England and Wales and the Grannies CC.



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