Mark is regularly instructed to represent parents, children (Guardians) and local authorities in care cases across the Western Circuit and south Wales courts. He is known for his tact, kindness and understanding combined with well-judged and when necessary powerful cross-examination and advocacy skills.
Mark is able to assist clients in all Private Children and Public Children matters, from EPO’s and First Appointments through to Finding of Fact and Final Hearings.
“Mr Williams has represented this mother very well; he combined kindness to his client with an iron fist of strong and good submissions.” In DFJ’s judgment in recently reported case.
A Local Authority v The Mother & Anor  EWFC B59
Bristol’s Designated Family Judge HHJ Wildblood QC again commented upon the issue of obtaining early therapy in family cases. The learned judge highlighted something he raised when first appointed three years ago, 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
Recent cases include:
Successfully represented the parents of a male child who was raised as a girl in a case that received a lot of publicity.
Represented a mother in a multi-day Fact-Finding Hearing involving unexplained injuries to 6 month old baby.
Represented a mother in a multi-day Final Hearing of case involving the chronic neglect of 3 young children.
Represented a parent in case involving allegations of child cruelty and forced marriage.
Represented a mother who was lacking capacity in proceedings as a result of alleged cruelty and neglect.
Represented an intervener in a 4 day Hearing involving a young mother unable to look after children and adoption proceedings as a result of very challenging family dynamics.