Testimonials

“As Regional Officer for Wales for the National Association of Head Teachers, I have known Clayton Williams professionally for over 20 years and in that time he has, as our first choice advocate, represented many of our members throughout Wales diligently and with tireless good humour and attention. He establishes strong and effective client relations with ease and his communication skills are excellent.
Clayton is a first class advocate.”
Ann Hovey, NAHT

Areas of law:

Regulation & Professional Discipline, Professional Discipline, Crime and Investigation, Police Station, Magistrates’ Court, Crown Court

Clayton is a consultant based within the Crime team of our office in Cardiff.  Clayton is a regulatory, inquest and criminal litigation solicitor with some twenty years experience of appearing on behalf of professional clients in the education and healthcare sectors.

He has acted for individuals before the Health Care Professional Council (HCPC) and the Nursing Midwifery Council proceedings to determine fitness to practice. He has also appeared before the EWC (formally the GTCW) on behalf of schoolteachers, in professional conduct and practice matters, and before the General Medical Council on behalf of General Practitioners. Clayton is frequently instructed by members of the National Association of Headteachers, the National Association of Schoolmasters and Women Teachers and University & College Union before their regulators and before the criminal courts. Clayton has also in the course of his career, gained experience of High Court and Judicial Review proceedings in respect of regulatory proceedings.

Notable Cases

Representation of a nurse accused of fraudulent misrepresentation of blood sugar levels. The nurse denied the accusation and was subsequently acquitted at the Crown Court. Following the conclusion of the criminal trial, he represented the registrant before the regulator, the NMC, which resulted in reinstatement for the registrant to work within the NHS.

Represented a GP before the GMC to assess the impact of a caution on maintaining trust. The integrity of the GP was questioned and following the hearing before the regulator, a warning sanction was imposed with the GP permitted to continue in practice.