Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
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Local Government - London (Bar)
Rhodri Williams QC is a public sector law expert with deep knowledge covering all aspects of EU public procurement. He is routinely instructed by local authorities, regional governments and government departments across the UK.
Strengths: "His knowledge of public procurement regulations is excellent."
Recent work: Represented Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council in a claim for damages upon termination for breach of contract in relation to the provision of corporate computer software services to upgrade the Dudley Council Digital Customer Services Platform.
Public Procurement - London (Bar)
Rhodri Williams QC is a silk with significant EU and public procurement law experience. He is regularly instructed by local and regional government bodies and has also been an adviser to the Welsh government. Williams has been a member of the Northern Irish Bar since 2010.
Strengths: “Rhodri is very experienced and knows the law in Wales really well. He has encyclopedic knowledge of public procurement law.”
Recent work: Acted in Riverside Truck Rental Limited v Lancashire County Council, a claim for breach of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The case concerned the award of a contract for the provision of truck rental for waste disposal services.
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European Union law, local government and administrative law.
Significant cases include: MDU-v-Welsh Ministers & Another  EWHC (Admin); Diagnostics Ai Ltd-v-MDC Ltd  EWHC (TCC); Riverside Trucks Ltd-c-Lancashire CC  EWHC 1018 (TCC); Portman Healthcare Ltd & Others-v-NHS Commissioning Board  EWHC (TCC); NHS Commissioning Board-v-Vasant  EWCA Civ 1245; Roche Diagnostics Ltd-v-University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust  EWHC (TCC); SRCL Ltd-v-National Health Service Commissioning Board  EWHC 1985 (TCC); Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust-v-Lancashire CC  EWHC 1589(TCC); Deer-v-Oxford University  EWCA Civ 121; Premaitha Ltd-v-Cardiff & Vale UHB  EWHC (TCC); Montpellier Estates Ltd-v-Leeds City Council  EWHC 166 (QB); Local Government Byelaws (Wales) Bill 2012 – Reference by the AG for England and Wales  UKSC 53; Brent LBC v RMP Ltd & LAML & Harrow LBC  UKSC 7; C-406/08 Uniplex (UK) Ltd v. NHS Business Services Authority  ECR I-817.
Qualified 1987 Gray's Inn; Thirty Park Place Chambers since 1997; Henderson Chambers since 1999. AG’s list of approved Counsel since 2000; list of Counsel General to the Welsh Government since 2000. Called to the Bar of Northern Ireland 2009. Took Silk in 2010. Bencher Gray's Inn 2015. Member Civil Justice Council 2018.
Bar European Group; Administrative Law Bar Association; Chair Public Law Wales.
Public Procurement Law Review (Editorial Board).
Also member of Thirty Park Place Chambers, Cardiff (02920 398421).