Tim Williamson Senior Associate

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“Tim Williamson is an absolute credit to Blake Morgan.”

Mr G London
Tim is a leading Criminal and Regulatory lawyer, who defends businesses and individuals under investigation by the police and regulatory bodies and when accused of criminal offences.

Main areas of practice

Tim advises clients who have been arrested, invited to attend an interview under caution or required to appear in court throughout England and Wales.  Tim's clients are typically businesses and individuals prosecuted by Trading Standards departments and other agencies for Fraud and breaches of Consumer Protection legislation.  Tim is frequently involved in confiscation proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Tim also prosecutes for Ports and Harbour Authorities as well as other regulatory (non CPS) bodies in the Magistrates Court and the Crown Court.

Tim has a practice in the Education sector, advising schools and colleges on such regulatory matters as pupil discipline (permanent exclusions etc.) and has advised Head teachers and Governors in proceedings brought by parents before an Independent Review Panel. Tim has also advised parents in appeals to the First Tier Tribunal (SENDIST) following decisions made by local authorities regarding Statements of Special Educational Needs (now Education, Health and Care Plans).

Clients

Tim's clients consist of businesses, individuals and public authorities (prosecuting authorities).

Significant experience

  • Defending a client accused of Fraud at St Albans Crown Court – not guilty
  • Defending a client accused of breaches of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 at St Albans Crown Court
  • Defending a client accused of Fraud and breaches of the Immigration Act 1971 at Isleworth Crown Court
  • Defending a client accused of Fraud in relation to vehicles – Truro Crown Court – no evidence offered
  • Defending a client accused of Fraudulent Trading and misrepresentation at Nottingham Crown Court
  • Defending a client accused of Causing Grievous Bodily Harm with Intent contrary to Section 18 Offences Against the Person Act 1861 – Portsmouth Crown Court - not guilty

Other expertise

Education

Tim advises schools on the Regulation of teachers and pupils including complaints from parents, safeguarding and other regulatory matters and assists schools in their dealings with the police and the Local Authority Designated Officer.  Tim also advises on internal and external appeals in relation to exclusions and has built up a practice advising schools, local authorities and parents in cases involving Education, Health and Care Plans) in the First Tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability – SENDIST).

Expertise

Tim’s Blog

Regulatory and Criminal Lawyer comments on road policing chief's demand for days of 'soft' treatment come to an end

Britain's road policing chief has called for punishments for speeding motorists even if they are just 1mph over the limit. Driver defence expert, Tim Williamson, shares his thoughts on what this means for the future of speeding prosecutions:

Beware the court of public opinion!

UBER has today learned that Transport for London (TfL) has refused its application for a Private Hire Operators' licence. Our expert explains what this will mean for the company going forward.

Restaurant owner found guilty of Gross Negligence Manslaughter following Crown Court Trial

In what is being hailed as a legal first, a restaurant owner in North Yorkshire has been found guilty of Gross Negligence Manslaughter...

Articles by Tim

Government opens a consultation looking at reform of cycling laws

News

Leading Criminal and Regulatory lawyer, Tim Williamson, welcomes the opening of a consultation to look at the reform of cycling laws.

The Sentencing Council has published definitive guidelines for those convicted of manslaughter offences in England and Wales

News

Publication marks the first time that comprehensive guidelines have been drawn up for these very serious and difficult cases, which could range from an unintended death resulting from an assault, to a workplace fatality caused by a negligent employer.

Received a notice of intended prosecution? Don't delay in submitting your driver's details.

News

The High Court has reiterated that it will not be a defence for a person accused of 'failing to supply the police with driver details' to argue that they left the completed form nominating the driver with someone else for them to post.

Related Knowledge & Resources

Criminal Finances Act 2017 - what organisations need to do now to manage risk

Our expert explains the changes to the Criminal Offences Act and what you need to to to reduce the risk to your business.

Do sleep-in shifts qualify for the minimum wage?

In HR Magazine, Holly Cudbill, considers the vexed question of whether employees who undertake sleep-in shifts are entitled to the national minimum wage (NMW) throughout the entire time they are asleep, or only when they are awake to carry out duties.

Landmark ruling on the meaning of ‘unfavourable treatment’

Matthew Smith and Tom Shears (instructing Keith Bryant QC and Saul Margo of Outer Temple Chambers) have successfully defended Swansea University and the Trustees of its pension scheme in an appeal in the Court of Appeal.

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