Rhodri Williams KC

Date: 10 October 2022

We are delighted to announce that Rhodri Williams KC has joined Keating Chambers with effect from 10 October 2022.

Rhodri has advised on and been involved in litigation concerning all aspects of public procurement, including application of the Teckal exemption, framework agreements, central purchasing bodies, service concessions, the competitive dialogue procedure and remedies. A longstanding expert in the field, his experience includes representing the successful appellants in the first ever case concerning public procurement to be heard before the Supreme Court in Brent LBC v Risk Management Partners Ltd & London Authorities Mutual Ltd & Harrow LBC [2011] UKSC 7. More recently he was instructed in a claim for breach of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, concerning provision of orthodontic services during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Alexander Nissen KC, Head of Keating Chambers, says “Rhodri is a highly regarded barrister who will add further strength in depth to our existing procurement specialism. We look forward to welcoming him to Chambers.”

Rhodri was called to the UK Bar in 1987 and to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 2009. In 2000, he was appointed to the Attorney General’s list of approved Counsel and to the list of the Counsel General to the National Assembly for Wales (subsequently Senedd Cymru/the Welsh Parliament). He handles cases involving both local and regional government, including advising the Welsh Government and other Government Departments and local authorities, in England, Wales and in Northern Ireland. He took silk in 2010.

Rhodri is recommended in the legal directories for public procurement, local government, and public and administrative law where he is described as a “very shrewd tactician” and an “advocate with strong powers of persuasion”. Prior to joining Keating Chambers, he was a member of Henderson Chambers in London and 30 Park Place Chambers in Wales.

Alison Crosland, Keating Chambers’ Chief Operating Officer, adds: “Our strategic focus is on providing clients with the highest calibre of barristers and service across our areas of expertise. Rhodri will be an excellent addition to Chambers and we are delighted that he has chosen to join us.

The news follows the arrival of Charlie Banner KC in July 2020. For information on our procurement specialism, visit https://www.keatingchambers.com/expertise/procurement-competition/

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