Alun Williams

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Degree: 
BA (Hons) Wales; BVC (Very Competent); LLM (Merit); PgDip Law (Commendation); PgDip Occupational Safety & Health; PgCert Environmental Impact Assessment, University of Amsterdam; Diplock Scholarship (Middle Temple); Campbell Foster Prize (Middle Temple)
Year of call and Inn: 
2009; Middle Temple
Professional Membership: 
CBA; Western Circuit; Chartered Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH); Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator (ADR Group)
Practice Overview: 

Alun joined Albion Chambers in 2017 after undertaking pupillage and early tenancy in London. He has a broad criminal and regulatory practice, acting for both prosecution and defence.

He came to the Bar following a career as an inspector with the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), where his work ranged from the regional Major Investigation Team, through to the construction and chemical Major Hazard sectors. This provided an expertise not only in a niche area of Regulatory Crime, but also in relation to accidents at work and matters of occupational ill-health such as HAVS, MSD, Asbestos and Legionella. He is also well versed in matters relating to the design function and the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM).

Alun was an assessment manager for ‘COMAH Top-Tier’ sites (chemical plants with the potential to cause catastrophic major accidents) and conducted fatal accident and major incident investigations together with the police under the ‘Work-related death protocol’.

A common theme in his work for the HSE was the investigation of accidents and incidents and the subsequent conduct prosecutions. This involved consideration of offences at the nexus of gross negligence manslaughter, corporate manslaughter and regulatory matters; an area in which he developed his expertise via an LLM in corporate manslaughter.

Alun has a Crown Court practice where he both prosecutes and defends across the range of criminal matters including the supply of controlled drugs; fraud and violence. 

He is also experienced in the Proceeds of Crime Act and Confiscation Hearings. 

He is a CPS Advocate Panel Level 2 Prosecutor and appointed to the Specialist Regulatory List for advocates prosecuting Health & Safety and Environmental Law. He is regularly instructed by regulatory bodies such as the HSE; SIA and NMC. He is also regularly instructed by the police in applications for civil orders such as Domestic Violence Protection Orders and Closure Orders.

He came to the Bar following a career as an Inspector with the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), where his work ranged from the regional Major Investigation Team, through to the construction and chemical Major Hazard sectors. This provided an expertise not only in a key area of Regulatory Crime, but also in relation to accidents at work and matters of occupational ill-health such as HAVS, MSD, Asbestos and Legionella. He is also well versed in the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM).

Alun was an Assessment Manager for ‘COMAH Top-Tier’ sites (chemical plants with the potential to cause catastrophic major accidents) and conducted fatal accident and major incident investigations together with the police under the ‘Work-related death protocol’.

A common theme in his work for the HSE was the investigation of accidents and incidents and the subsequent conduct of prosecutions. This involved consideration of offences at the nexus of gross negligence manslaughter, corporate manslaughter and regulatory matters; an area in which he developed his expertise via an LLM in Corporate Manslaughter.