Clayton Williams (Capital Law)

Clayton Williams

Clayton is a regulatory, inquest and criminal litigation solicitor with twenty years’ experience of appearing on behalf of clients within the health care, social care and education sectors.

Clayton has represented members before the health & education regulators, HM Coroner and the criminal courts, preparing cases prior to a client’s appearance at tribunal hearings.

Clayton has experience of High Court and Judicial Review proceedings in respect of regulatory proceedings. He is also an inquest lawyer having appeared before HM Coroner inquiries across England and Wales with particular reference to death in police custody matters.

I have known Clayton Williams professionally for over 20 years and in that time he has, as our first choice advocate, represented many of our members throughout Wales diligently and with tireless good humour and attention. He establishes strong and effective client relations with ease and his communication skills are excellent.

Clayton is a first-class advocate.

Ann Hovey, Former Regional Officer for Wales of the NAHT

  • Advising Governing bodies across Wales on procedure and practice.
  • Representing a nurse accused of fraudulent misrepresentation of blood sugar levels.
  • Representing a GP before the GMC to assess the impact of a caution on maintaining trust.
  • Appearing on behalf of a midwife in criminal proceedings at the magistrates’ court that resulted in a conviction for fraud.
  • Extensive licensing experience, appearing before the magistrates’ court in ‘old style’ public house licensing applications.
  • Conducting private prosecutions on behalf of individuals and companies where statutory bodies have refused to prosecute as matter is deemed not to be in the public interest to do so or where evidential test is insufficient.
  • Undertaking investigatory work on behalf of housing associations within Wales.
  • Extensive experience of dealing with Estyn and Welsh Government in child protection cases, including representation at Servoca hearings, and appearing before the Clywch Inquiry in 2004, which paved the way for a new safeguarding policy in Wales.
  • Regulatory law
  • Criminal litigation
  • Specialist Investigator – HSE offences
  • Coroner inquest

Career

  • Consultant Solicitor, Capital Law Limited (Oct 2016 – present)
  • Consultant Solicitor, Reeds Solicitors (Aug 2017 – present)
  • Regional Head of Regulatory and Criminal Litigation (South West Region), Thompson Solicitors (Dec 1997 – Jul 2016)
  • J.A.Hughes Solicitors (1997)

Education

  • University of Glamorgan: LPC (1997)
  • University of Glamorgan: Common Professional Examination (1996)
  • Royal Holloway, University of London: Bachelor of Arts, Economics and Politics (1992 – 1995)

Memberships / Trustee positions 

  • The Law Society of England and Wales
  • Trustee of Advocacy Matters Wales
  • Governor, Ysgol Y Deri School, Vale of Glamorgan