Mark Williams

Senior Practice Director to the Family Team.


Member of the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks

LLB – Law Degree BTEC in Advanced Chambers Administration

Mark is a Senior Practice Director based in our Leeds Chambers. He is head of the Family clerking team and provides clerking support to our Clinical Negligence, Court of Protection and senior Personal Injury barristers.

Known for his calm and reassuring manner, he is hugely popular with clients and barristers alike. His expert clerking abilities, coupled with his ability to build rapport with clients, has enabled him to develop Chambers’ client base. Mark has had considerable success with securing and nurturing client relationships with new family law clients in and around Newcastle.

Mark has a significant leadership role in Chambers. As well as taking on a clerking and business development roles, he plays a pivotal role on the Executive Management Board. His role means that he is heavily involved in recruitment of members, seeking new avenues of work and potential ABS arrangements and block contracting and ensuring the commercial viability of chambers.

“Mark Williams, senior practice director for the family and civil team, and Hannah Townsend, the practice manager for the family team, are brilliant. They are just really friendly and accommodating and you can have an honest conversation with them.” Chambers & Partners 2021

Senior practice director for the civil and family team Mark Williams ‘keeps in touch on matters that enables the smooth running of listing and continuity of counselLegal 500 2020

“Excellent.” Legal 500 2018/2019