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UK Bar Guide
Individual Profile

Craig Howell Williams QC

Francis Taylor Building - London

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  • Francis Taylor Building
  • London, Greater London, UK
  • EC4Y 7BY

Profile submitted by Craig Howell Williams QC

Practice Areas

Craig Howell Williams QC specialises in planning and environment law. He is acknowledged as one of the leading practitioners in the field, and has acted in some of the most high profile cases. He is regularly involved in large planning and infrastructure schemes and other commercial development projects, and his experience encompasses a range of different legislative regimes, including planning, listed buildings, wildlife and countryside, compulsory purchase and compensation. In court he served as Junior Treasury Counsel (B Panel) and has appeared in a number of significant cases. He is also a CEDR Accredited Mediator.

Professional Memberships

Planning and Environment Bar Association; UKELA, Parliamentary Bar Mess; National Infrastructure Planning Association; Compulsory Purchase Association; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.


Called to Bar: 1983, QC: 2009. MCIArb (2013). DCLG Planning Services Mediation Panel (2013). Lead Assistant Commissioner to the Boundary Commission for England (2013). Junior Counsel to the Crown (B Panel) (1993-99). Chairman of the London Luton Airport Consultative Committee (S35 Civil Aviation Act 1982) (1999-2002). Accredited Mediator (CEDR 2005), RICS Accredited Evaluative Mediator (2017); RICS President’s Mediation Panel (2010).