Claudia-Lauren Williams

Call: 2019

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    There are an impressive and well respected pool of advocates at this set.

    Legal 500, 2022

    Personal profile

    Claudia-Lauren appears for the prosecution and defence in matters across all areas of General Crime in the Youth Court, Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court. She prosecutes at CPS Grade 1.

    Claudia-Lauren has represented clients accused of serious offences at trial and acted in the early stages of proceedings relating to allegations of attempted murder, robbery, drug supply conspiracy and serious violent assaults. Claudia-Lauren has also represented clients in contested Stalking Protection Order proceedings.

    In additional to Crime, Claudia-Lauren accepts instructions in Regulatory & Professional Disciplinary proceedings.

    Claudia-Lauren is also on the panel of listed advocates for the Government Legal Department.

    Before coming to the Bar, Claudia-Lauren spent time as a paralegal in the Crown Court Team of a solicitors firm and previously volunteered as a legal assistant in the Citizens’ Advice Bureau at the Royal Courts of Justice.

    Crime

    Claudia-Lauren is instructed to prosecute and defend in all areas of crime.

    Featured Cases:

    •  R v JD (2024) – Secured a suspended sentence without any requirements for perverting the course of justice, to run alongside an incomplete community order that had recently been subject to breach proceedings.
    •  R v R (a child) (2024) – Represented a child accused of robbery against a vulnerable complainant. On the day of trial successfully opposed an application by the prosecution to adjourn, resulting in the prosecution offering no evidence.
    •  R v D (a child) (2023) – Secured a referral order for child sentenced for two offences of being concerned in the supply of class A (cocaine and heroin).
    • R v MB (2023) – Successfully argued for a suspended sentence order to continue in the second of two breach proceedings within a short timeframe.
    • R v KW (2023) – Appeared for the prosecution in a sensitive case of causing serious injury by dangerous driving that resulted in catastrophic injury to the victim. The defendant received 20 months’ immediate custody.
    • R v A (2023) – Appeared for the prosecution in a matter where the defendant accepted stealing a taxi from Gatwick Airport before fleeing from police, resulting in a high-speed car chase lasting multiple hours. [Report]
    •  R v G (2023) – Appeared for the prosecution in a matter where the defendant was charged with GBH s.18 in an unprompted attack on a stranger.
    • R v MC (2023) – Appeared for the prosecution in a case involving the supply of class A and B drugs where the street value of drugs seized exceeded £246,000. The defendant received 8 years imprisonment.
    • R v CF (2023) – Represented a defendant accused of operating a professional cannabis factory and producing cannabis on a commercial scale.
    • R v RF (2023) – Appeared for the prosecution in a case involving a prolific burglar in the Brighton and Hove area, who received 27 months’ imprisonment. [Report]

    Regulatory & Professional Disciplinary

    Claudia-Lauren accepts instructions in Regulatory & Professional Disciplinary proceedings.

     

    Education

    • University of Cambridge (2020-2021) – MPhil in Criminology
    • BPP Law School (2018-2019) – BPTC LLM
    • University of Bristol (2014-2017) – LLB

    Awards

    • BPP Law School – Career Commitment Scholarship

    Memberships

    • Criminal Bar Association
    • Women in Criminal Law
    • The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn