Mair Williams focuses on white collar defence. She has considerable trial experience, having started her career as a criminal barrister in chambers. She also has experience in international investigations, representing companies and individuals before regulators and prosecuting bodies, and developing compliance policies and practices for international clients.
In addition to her white-collar work, Ms Williams has experience in all manner of complex commercial litigation and has represented clients at every stage from initial pleadings through to trial and appeal. She has worked with clients from different industries, including financial services, media, food and beverage, manufacturing and technology.
Ms Williams has conducted a range of internal investigations in jurisdictions around the world, including an investigation of a financial services firm following a leak of confidential information to the media, a fraud investigation on behalf of a private pension scheme and representation of a corporation in sanctions proceedings brought by an international development bank. She is routinely instructed on internal investigations involving whistle-blowers. Her diverse range of representative experience includes representing a director in an investigation by the Financial Reporting Council into discrepancies in the annual accounts of a FTSE 250 company and representing a publicly listed investment firm in investigations by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Serious Fraud Office.
Ms Williams is a passionate pro bono advocate and her practice is focused on representing individuals in the criminal justice system, particularly post-conviction.