Top Rate Business and Serious Crime Lawyer Joins Reeds Solicitors

Serious and Business Crime Solicitor Neil Williams joins Reeds Solicitors as Deputy Head of Complex Crime nationally, and Head of London Complex Crime.

Neil is acknowledged as one of the leading solicitors in the fields of business and serious crime. Throughout his career he has built a wealth of experience in dealing with large scale fraud, bribery and corruption cases. This includes instruction for conducting the internal investigations on behalf of corporates, for which Neil’s reputation is well known.

Due to this, Neil is regularly instructed on cases prosecuted by the HMRC, SFO, FCA and other investigative bodies. This work requires the most diligent of solicitors, increasing Neil’s reputation and making him the top choice for complex corporate cases.

Neil’s aptitude for complex, large-scale business crime cases saw him involved in the first UK cases to involve deferred prosecution agreements and SFO Bribery Act Investigations.

Neil’s accomplishments have not gone unrecognised. Neil was ranked by Chambers UK in 2020, who referred to him as an ‘excellent lawyer’. He has written numerous articles for industry journals, and also provides comments to newspapers such as The Guardian, The Times amongst others, relating to financial and corporate crime.

Legal500 has recognised Neil’s “intuitive grasp of the finer tactical points that arise in complicated cases”. Acknowledging him as “resourceful and talented”, Neil has received recognition for his “uncanny ability to be able to soak up vast reams of dense information at seemingly superhuman speed”. These qualities make Neil the top choice for large scale fraud cases, where his presence is noted as “always reassuring”.

With over 20 years’ experience defending complex criminal matters, he brings with him a calm and assured manner, which ensures that clients are given the best possible service when facing criminal proceedings. Reeds Solicitors is pleased to welcome Neil Williams to the team.