"Very knowledgeable and forensic in his approach." "He is a strategic thinker when it comes to representing police forces."

Chambers & Partners 2020
Vincent Vincent

Barrister: Vincent Williams


MA Cantab (Law)


Vincent's practice encompasses personal injury, clinical negligence, inquests and inquiries and police law.

His personal injury practice encompasses high value claims arising principally out of road traffic and work place accidents. He has a particular interest in spinal and head injury cases.

Vincent has been instructed by a number of police forces over the last 20 years in relation to a wide range of police cases, including general malfeasance, judicial review, deaths in custody or in connection with the police, and disclosure issues. He has also advised on policy matters and speaks regularly on police law issues.

He regularly appears in Inquests - both for the police and on behalf of the Deceased.

What the directories say:

He has been described in various editions of Chambers UK in the following terms: "Very calm and measured. Well thought out advice and he's absolutely at home in the Coroner's Court." "Really good with clients and very sensitive." "A fair minded barrister and a good advocate." "He fights his corner constructively and sensibly." "He is very experienced, and is both responsive and informal in his approach."

"His advocacy is frankly brilliant, and his manner with clients is very sympathetic”; "incredibly thorough and knows what he is doing"; "absolutely excellent, thorough and well prepared"; "an extremely astute barrister of undoubtedly high ability"; and, "tremendous ability to remain extremely cool under pressure".

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Notable Cases:

  • W v W (2016): Road traffic accident resulting in severe spinal cord injury and consequential tetraplegia.
  • A v CWT (2016): Work accident resulting in a fractured skull; severe injury to the left frontal lobe, a basal skull fracture & fractures to the lumbar spine and pelvis.
  • Alice Gross Inquest (2016): Inquest into the death of 14 year old Alice Gross.
  • C1 & C2 v Commissioner of Police (2016): Claims in false imprisonment and racial discrimination brought by two high ranking officer.
  • Gareth Williams Inquest (2012): Inquest into death of MI6 operative, Gareth Williams.
  • Victoria Climbie Inquiry (2003): Public inquiry into the death of Victoria Climbie.

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