Huw specialises in public law particularly planning, compulsory purchase, devolution, local government and State aid; and acts for many public bodies and local authorities.

Huw is an administrative and public consultant specialising in planning, environment, compulsory purchase, devolution, local government and State aid. He acts for many public bodies and local authorities in England and Wales.

A graduate of Jesus College, Oxford, Huw joined the firm in 1987 after nine years in local government. At Geldards Huw’s practice was initially focused on the regeneration of Cardiff Bay notably the construction of the Cardiff Bay Barrage and the Wales Millennium Centre.

Huw is a Trustee of the National Library of Wales and chair of the audit committee and Joint Company Secretary of the Wales Millennium Centre. He the Chair of Public Law Wales, a member of the Board of the Legal Wales Foundation and of the Wales Committee of the Law Society of England and Wales. He is also currently involved with the reform of planning law in Wales.

Huw lives in Penarth and near St Davids, where he relaxes walking the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, scuba diving, underwater archaeology and naval history.


"very good, knowledgeable and well-respected"
Chambers & Partners, 2020

Huw Williams 'has an excellent understanding of local government in Wales'
Legal 500, 2019

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