Mark Williams

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Barrister

Mark has been a member of Queen Square Chambers since 2001 having been called to the Bar in 1998. He regularly appears in Courts and Tribunals across the Western and Wales Circuits and is able to assist clients in all Private Children, Public Children and Matrimonial Finance matters.

He is known for being a knowledgeable and talented advocate as well as for having an ability to instil confidence in his clients and put them at ease during what is a very stressful time.

Before joining the Bar, Mark had a successful career at Lloyd’s of London, where he was a specialist in the North American reinsurance market for the leading international broking house.  He travelled extensively and for a time lived and worked in New York. Mark was a member of the General Council’s department at the Financial Services Authority (FSA).  There he was responsible for drafting the rules for the Financial Ombudsman Service.  Mark was also seconded to HM Treasury where he worked in the Financial Services and Markets Act team.

Quotes

Very effective at getting to the root of the issue quickly – Legal 500 2015

Direct Access

Mark is additionally qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public under the Bar’s Public Access Scheme. Chambers’ clerks will be happy to discuss fees, which can be negotiated on an hourly rate or set-fee basis, depending on the type and complexity of the case.

Reported Cases:

A Local Authority v The Mother & Anor [2017] EWFC B59

Bristol’s Designated Family Judge HHJ Wildblood QC has once again raised the issue of obtaining early therapy in family cases. In a recent case, which the judge reported on BAILII and in which QSC’s Mark Williams was representing the mother, the learned judge highlighted something he raised three years ago when first appointed, saying, “ how important it is that, if therapy is needed, it is obtained at an early stage”.

http://www.familylawweek.co.uk/site.aspx?i=ed180307

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