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Simon Williams
Year of Call - 1999
Inner Temple
  • Bar Vocational Course
    Post Graduate Diploma in Law
    BSc (Hons.)
Professional Memberships:
Criminal Bar Association
Simon specialises in Criminal law and Immigration. He first developed an interest and subsequent expertise in immigration and human rights when he worked for the Immigration Advisory Service. He has experience at all levels of the immigration appellate system and is experienced in dealing with all areas of immigration and human rights law. Simon acted in Innis, Richards and Alder v SSHD [2005] a test case dealing with the issue of a bona fide institution which affected over 200 overseas students in the Midlands area. He also has experience in drafting grounds to the Court of Appeal on matters involving a breach of human rights.

Simon is an experienced Crown Court defence advocate. He has acted in a broad range of cases ranging from attempted murder, serious robbery to offences involving the supply of drugs. He has been described as: ‘diligent and a strong trial advocate’. Some of the cases Simon has defended to date include:
Cases (click below to read more)
R v Smith and Others - Warwick Crown Court:
R v Parkes and Others - Birmingham Crown Court –Operation Redeploy
R v Ilyas and Others – Preston Crown Court
R v Palmer -Warwick Crown Court
R v W (2010) Wolverhampton Crown Court
R v Reid and Others (2008) Wolverhampton Crown Court
Appellate Cases
Simon also runs a legal surgery on behalf of the Hadhari Project advising on crime and immigration. Simon is also registered under the Bar Council’s Public Access Scheme and can be instructed directly by members of the public. In his spare time Simon enjoys travelling and reading.