Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
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Crime - London (Bar)
Strengths: "He has a great knowledge of the law, puts clients at ease and works with the solicitor in a practical fashion at all stages of the case." "The most delightful person to work with and someone who knows everything inside out."
Professional Discipline - London (Bar)
Alisdair Williamson QC acts for police officers in disciplinary proceedings, with notable experience covering allegations of sexual misconduct and dishonesty.
Strengths: "Brilliant, calm and always at pains to provide the best possible service." "He's instructed in the biggest cases and gets fantastic results for his clients."
This content is provided by Alisdair Williamson QC
In silk, Alisdair’s practice has focused on defence in high-profile professional discipline cases and serious crime. In the past year he has been instructed in several high-profile murders, inquests, the Daniel Morgan Inquiry, and SRA investigations of Magic Circle Partners. In 2020 he acted for the Appellant in the leading case on professional misconduct, Beckwith v SRA. He also appeared for the lead officer in West Yorks Police v Scoones – who was cleared of gross misconduct in the investigation of the murder of a 3-year-old child. He appeared for the first defendant at trial in R v Harrison and others – the manslaughter case arising from the tragic deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants in a lorry. In 2019, he acted for the lead officer cleared in the disciplinary proceedings following the death of Sean Rigg. He is heavily sought after to defend in murder allegations, fraud, and the most serious, sensitive, and complex of sexual allegations. He has extensive experience of advising and representing prominent professionals accused of misconduct and criminal offences. He also has considerable experience of acting for students in university disciplinary proceedings.
Call 1994. QC 2017
The Criminal Bar Association
The Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers
Fraud Lawyers Association
South Eastern Circuit
Criminal Bar Association Working Party on section 41 Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act
MA (Oxon), Dip. LL (City).