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Kevin Williams

Senior Supervising Caseworker
020 8774 1100


Kevin is a Senior Supervising Caseworker based at our City of London Office. He began working at GTS in 2015 having previously been employed at a large human rights firm in North London.

Kevin is a litigator and police station accredited representative with over 13 years’ experience. He represents clients throughout all stages of the criminal justice system regarding a wide range of allegations including murder, drug trafficking and serious sexual assault.

With a particular interest in representing youths and the most vulnerable in society, Kevin often represents clients diagnosed with a wide range of mental health conditions such as personality disorders, learning difficulties and paranoid schizophrenia.

Kevin has a successful record of persuading prosecuting authorities to discontinue proceedings based on the interests of justice and/or evidential tests.

Client Feedback:

  • “Helpful and supportive service. My son was charged with an offence and GT Stewart were the duty solicitor assigned and have supported us through the process. Kevin Williams, the lead case officer has been responsive to all of our questions, providing clear and helpful advice and support, and the array of other colleagues we have dealt with (representing our son at court and supporting Kevin) has been professional and courteous. I hope not to have to need the services of GT Stewart in similar services, but will certainly recommend them to any that might need support.”
  • “Both Melanie and Kevin were most impressive quickly grasping the details of the case, offering in depth knowledge and support, their meticulous preparation being acknowledged by the judge and able to deal successfully with a complex and difficult prosecution. Thank you so much for your patience, your kindness, your constant availability ,advice and support during a very difficult time ,thank you so much for actually caring and for all of your hard work.”
  • Autistic/Neurodiversity/Mental Health/Disabled/Vulnerable Adults – “We are profoundly grateful for our lawyer, Kevin Williams, at GT Stewart, who has been a consistent rock during these difficult and complex few years. What initially drew me to Kevin was his experience with people with personality disorders, and it’s now safe to say his and the firm’s experience with neurodiversity and Asperger’s autism. Despite our incredibly complex case and extreme vulnerabilities, Kevin did not shy away from the challenges and worked gently alongside my brother’s disabilities. When you also look at the unfortunate lack of understanding of mental health and autism within the system, I can wholeheartedly say that we were lucky to be clients of such an incredibly hardworking and caring lawyer. As the family member of a disabled, vulnerable with complex needs and the fact that reasonable adjustments have to be made for such people but are often not, we could not have managed without Kevin and the firm. Kevin is a compassionate lawyer who stays calm and manages all aspects of mental health and neurodiversity, and he is tactile in treating capacity issues. exceptionally well. Many lawyers do not go the extra mile, but Kevin was dedicated. I am convinced that Kevin will continue to stand up for the rights of such people, and I hope that more will follow in his footsteps and be rewarded and recognised for their essential work, awareness, and fight for justice.”

Notable cases:

R v MP ­– client was one of four defendants who stood trial for criminal damage following the toppling of the Edward Colston statue. The client accepted causing the damage however successful arguments were made at trial that the damage was necessary and the presence of the statue itself constituted a public order offence. Following a trial lasting two weeks, all defendants were found not guilty by the jury.

R v PS (Croydon Crown Court) – the client faced a charge of attempted murder. The complainant alleged he met the client, together with the client’s brother, to arrange the sale of a car, after which he was attacked with a shotgun and machete causing life changing injuries. The client strongly denied the allegation and stated it was the complainant who lured he and his brother to the scene before producing the firearm. Extensive mobile phone evidence was served setting out the communication between the parties leading up to the incident. Following trial, the client was found not guilty by the jury.

R v RC (Manchester Youth Court) – client was a vulnerable child going through the care system. He was arrested for criminal damage after smashing a plant pot inside the care home. Proceedings were discontinued after Kevin made successful representations to the CPS based on their own guidelines on the prosecution of ‘looked after’ children; this despite the fact the client admitted the offence during his police interview.

R v MR – client was charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. Police executed a search warrant at her home address, and recovered a loaded revolver. A lengthy prepared statement was submitted to the police in interview, which set out the grooming and threats the client was subjected to by a local gang. Pressure put on the police and CPS to analyse and serve content from a mobile phone recovered at the address uncovered extensive evidence that supported the client’s defence and forced the CPS to offer no evidence. The trial Judge praised the advice provided to the client at the police station which had a significant impact on the decision to offer no evidence.

R v JZ (Snaresbrook Crown Court) – client was charged with grievous bodily harm with intent. He approached a male outside a nightclub and delivered one almost fatal blow to the head. Client was extremely vulnerable and suffered from paranoid schizophrenia; at the time he was experiencing a relapse and believed the male, who he had earlier been involved in an altercation with and was standing across the road at the time, was about to attack him. The client advanced self defence based on his genuine belief – with the assistance of expert medical evidence – that his safety was under imminent threat, and he was acquitted by the jury at trial.

R v TA (Woolwich Crown Court) – client stood trial in relation to one count of causing death by careless driving. The client, a HGV driver, was charged following a collision with a pedestrian on Regent Street, London. Defence evidence was obtained on behalf of the client by a collision expert, which set out in detail the viewpoints the client would have had – and not had – at the time of the incident, and he was found not guilty by the jury.

Other interests:

Kevin is an active member of the LCCSA (London Criminal Court Solicitors’ Association) football team.

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