Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse publish investigation report into Accountability and Reparations - Sep 2019
Lois Williams has a broad practice across the main areas of Chambers’ work, including public law, human rights, inquiries, inquests, immigration, personal injury and clinical negligence.
Lois has been instructed in several major inquiries and multi-party actions. She is currently instructed as junior counsel to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), working on the Accountability and Reparations investigation and the Roman Catholic Church investigation. She was previously one of a team of barristers that represented over 500 military witnesses in the Al Sweady Public Inquiry and was also instructed in the ‘Mau Mau’ litigation. Lois is also regularly instructed in inquests, including those involving healthcare issues, mental health issues and deaths in custody, along with clinical negligence claims, personal injury and abuse claims.
Before commencing pupillage, Lois worked as an Immigration and Asylum Accredited caseworker for Refugee and Migrant Justice, where she regularly represented claimants in their appeals in the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal. Lois also worked in a freelance capacity, assisting on numerous legal challenges and applications – from the Administrative Court to the European Court of Human Rights – as well as contributing to publications and training about immigration and human rights. Lois continues to be instructed in immigration cases, including bail applications, asylum appeals and judicial review claims.View full profile »
Profits from the sale of the Inquest Book given to the Bar Pro Bono Unit - Nov 2016
1COR quiz team wins the Leigh Day / Silverlining Brain Injury Charity Quiz night - Feb 2015
Neil Garnham QC assisted by Alasdair Henderson and Lois Williams appointed by Rochdale Council to lead independent review into historic child abuse allegations - Apr 2014
1COR are delighted to announce that Lois Williams and Jim Duffy have accepted our offer of tenancy - Sep 2013